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Teen shot and killed taking photo of her friend holding a rifle

16-year-old Selena Lewis, of Maiden, North Carolina went with her friends to look at a Ruger .22-caliber rifle

Father unintentionally shoots and kills his 14-year-old son

37-year-old Dennis Vanportfliet, of Aitkin, Minnesota was handling his .40 caliber Sig Sauer pistol when he unintentionally discharged the gun.

The bullet hit his 14-year-old son, Dawson, in the neck.   Dawson was airlifted to a medical center in Hennepin where he died of his wounds.

Dawson was in the 8th grade, was active in the Boy Scouts and involved in martial arts.

Man shoots himself in the groin during gun safety class

A 36-year-old Emmaus, Pennsylvania man was taking a gun safety class at the Bethlehem police gun range. The class was for people who wanted to obtain a concealed weapons permit.

According to police, "While reholstering his gun, the weapon apparently got caught on some fabric from his shirt and it accidentally discharged."

Boy finds keys to his grandfather's gun safe, takes gun, unintentionally shoots and kills sleeping woman

A 12-year-old Kalamazoo, Michigan boy, who investigators said is "mentally impaired," found the keys to his grandfather's gun safe, unlocked the safe, removed and loaded a shotgun.

According to his grandfather the boy "got up before anybody this morning at 5:30 a.m. He said he was in my pocket trying to get change and he found the gun safe key. It's always locked up, and I always have the key on me."

Man looking to buy handgun unintentionally shot

50-year-old Anthony Williamson, of Duluth, Georgia had arranged to buy a handgun from a private seller.

Sheriff's deputy unintentionally shoots mother during wedding ceremony

Cory Golightly is a sheriff's deputy in the McCracken County Sheriff's Department in Kentucky.

Woman shot outside elementary school after man drops gun

A 20-year-old woman was standing outside of L. H. Williams elementary school in Macon, Georgia Monday night around 9:30 p.m. She told police she heard a popping noise and when she looked down at her hands, she noticed they were bleeding.

Woman cleaning out her purse unintentionally shoots friend

30-year-old Jordan Lynch, of Macon, Georgia, was cleaning out her purse, getting ready to go out to dinner with her friend, 26-year-old Matthew Harvey.

According to a news release from the sheriff's office, "Lynch went to remove her handgun from the purse and accidentally shot Harvey in the right knee."

Harvey was taken to the hospital for treatment where he was listed in stable condition.

There is no indication that Lynch will be charged in the shooting.

Man shoots armadillo, bullet ricochets, hits his mother-in-law

54-year-old Larry McElroy, of Leesburg, Georgia, shot an armadillo with his 9mm handgun while standing outside his mobile home.

The bullet ricocheted off the animal's armor, went through the back door of the mobile home and into the back of a recliner where McElroy's mother-in-law was sitting.

74-year-old Carol Johnson was struck in the back.  She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Man showing gun to friend unintentionally shot and killed

33-year-old Ronald Metzger, of Darlington, Maryland was in his garage Saturday afternoon, showing his shotgun to a friend. The friend was holding the gun when it was unintentionally discharged.

Metzger was shot in the torso.  He was taken to a medical center where he was pronounced dead.

The sheriff's office is investigating the incident to see if any charges will be filed.