57-year-old Frank Nucera is the police chief in Bordentown, New Jersey. He has been with the police department for 32 years and has been the police chief for 7 years. Nucera was in the Bordentown Township Municipal Building on Tuesday when a child, described as a preteen, somehow got hold of the chief's holstered service weapon.
The child discharged the weapon and Nucera was shot in the leg. He was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
17-year-old Tony Lawson, of Tioga, Louisiana, was with some friends when they started fooling around with a gun. According to police, "the victim and some friends were mishandling a firearm that they presumed was unloaded, and it discharged, striking the victim once."
Sheriff's deputies performed CPR on Tony until he could be transported to the local hospital. Tony was pronounced dead on arrival.
40-year-old Tina Castro, of Kansas City, Missouri, was seated in the front seat of a friend's car. Two 16-year-old boys got into the back seat of the car. One of the boys was a relative of Tina's. The boys started playing with guns in the car.
News reports do not indicate if the guns were already in the car or if the boys brought the guns into the car. One of the boys unintentionally discharged one of the guns. The bullet struck Tina in the back.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol report that a man unintentionally shot himself while stopped at a traffic safety checkpoint in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
The Highway Patrol had set up a roadblock on Highway 342 Saturday night. A man who was stopped by the roadblock had a handgun stuck down next to the seat of the car. The man tried to push the gun farther down under the seat and unintentionally discharged the weapon.