GUN Man killed in minigun ND/AD - Updated he was auxilary LEO

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Gun discharges, killing man at expo

    By Kay Stephens, [email protected]
    POSTED: September 13, 2007
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    FRANKSTOWN — A local man suffered a fatal head wound Wednesday night on the grounds of the Hollidaysburg Sportsmens Club when a military-style weapon discharged.

    State police at Hollidaysburg are expected to release his name and additional details today. They were notifying family members Wednesday night and trying to piece together the chain of events that led to the gun’s discharge about 8:30 p.m.

    “We’re not sure of exactly what happened here,” Trooper Matthew McCalpin said. “We don’t know if the gun went off in error or if his actions caused it or what happened.”

    The gun was a Gatling 7.62 minigun, a weapon mounted on the back of a Hummer that was parked on the club’s grounds, which feature a shooting range.

    The minigun was part of a weapons exhibition offered by East Coast Gun Sales, which hosted a pistol shoot and dinner for those attending a three-day conference offered by Digital Solutions/Inmate Telephone Inc., a provider of computer software for the corrections industry.
    State police issued a statement at 2:30 a.m. Thursday with additional details. They said an autopsy is scheduled today and that "the scene is not considered safe at this point as the machine gun has not been examined."

    Police said about 100 people were in attendance.

    State police are investigating with the assistance from members of the U.S. Army at For Belvoir in Virginia.

    The conference, held at the Blair County Convention Center, was scheduled to end today.
     
  2. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    That would suck :o
     
  3. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    The static charge generated by his feet must've been transmitted by his cell phone to the gun's drive motor.

    No possible way he was fucking with it, because the safety was on.
     
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    www.wjactv.com/news/14106612/detail.html

    Spectator Killed When Machine Gun Discharges At Blair County Gun Show

    POSTED: 12:19 pm EDT September 13, 2007
    UPDATED: 3:20 pm EDT September 13, 2007

    HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. -- An auxiliary officer for a local police department was killed when a machine gun discharged at a private gun show in Blair County.

    Michael Kurty, 36, of Hollidaysburg, was killed Wednesday night during a gun expo at the Hollidaysburg Sportsmen's Club.

    Police said a Gatling mini-gun attached to a Humvee fired a few thousand rounds earlier in the evening before it discharged and released a fatal shot to Kurty's head.

    ""What appears to have happened is there was some sort of a jam and when they were trying to clear the jam is when the gun actually went off," said Pennsylvania State Police trooper Jeff Petucci.

    A military official was expected to disarm the Humvee on Thursday.

    Officials said Kurty was proficient in all types of firearms and conducted training for many local police departments.

    The incident remains under investigation. Stay with Channel 6 News and WJACTV.com for continuing coverage as details become available.

    Copyright 2007 by WJACTV.com. All rights reserved.
     
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    sigh...
     
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    Happened at the range i belong to and it was put on by the shop i spend all my money at. Bad all around.
     
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