A man in Blue Ridge, a man in Lucas and a woman in Lavon accidentally shot themselves in a three-day span, but did not sustain any life-threatening injuries from their accidents. According to Collin County briefing reports, a 46-year-old man from Blue Ridge accidentally shot himself on Friday and a 21-year-old man from Lucas and a 20-year-old woman from Lavon both accidentally shot themselves on Sunday. The first accident call came into the Collin County Dispatch Center at approximately 10:17 a.m. Friday. Lt. John Norton of the Collin County Sheriff’s Office said the 46-year-old man identified as Mark Sirkel of Blue Ridge was loading a .22-caliber rifle in his living room at his home in the 9500 block of County Road 501 when the weapon discharged and a bullet struck him in the left knee. He called 9-1-1 and an ambulance transported him to Medical Center of McKinney for treatment. The second accidental shooting, in Lucas, occurred sometime before 12:20 a.m. Sunday. Norton said a 21-year-old man identified as Denny Davidson of Lucas showed up at the MCM emergency room with a gunshot wound to his left hand and thigh. Davidson told officers he was sitting on his couch at his home located in the 1800 block of Country Club Road cleaning his .22-caliber Beretta handgun. He was putting the gun back together when the gun discharged and the bullet went through his left index finger and struck him in the thigh. He drove himself to MCM for treatment. The third accident occurred less than four hours later in Lavon. The Collin County Dispatch office received a call at approximately 3:40 a.m. from a mother who said her 20-year-old daughter, identified as Jennifer Rose of Lavon, accidentally shot herself at their home in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue. Norton said Rose put a magazine into a .22-caliber pistol when it discharged and the bullet struck her in the leg. It is not known which leg was injured in the accident. Rose’s mother, whose identity was not released in the briefing report, called 9-1-1 and then attempted to drive her daughter to Baylor Medical Center of Dallas. Dispatchers sent an ambulance to catch up to the vehicle before they reached the hospital. A MCM spokesperson said Sirkel and Davidson were both treated and released. A Baylor Medical Center spokesperson said Rose was treated and released. Norton said people need to exercise extreme caution when dealing with firearms. “Obviously, anytime you deal with a firearm, you’ve got to be very careful because it’s subject to go off at any time,” Norton said. “It’s just a matter of safety first. Always make sure they’re unloaded because a lot of things can occur after you’ve cleaned them and reloaded them. It doesn’t take much. Just a small mental slip can lead to a serious tragedy.” Contact Danny Gallagher at [email protected]. To post a comment online, access this story at www.scntx.com.