Rancho Cucamonga Shooting Accident At Gun Range
DRE is representing the victims of an accidental Rancho Cucamonga shooting at a local gun range. According to the police, the incident occured while Cory Carmichael, 34, was trying to clear his handgun. The gun went off, wounding Cory, but also striking Tatianna Holt. Holt was 36 from Compton.
Both Cory and Tatianna were taken to the hospital for their wounds. Sadly Tatianna was pronounced dead at the hospital. The shooting has been ruled as accidental.
The gun range is located along the 9000 block of 9th Street in Rancho Cucamonga.
In light of this unfortunate incident, we want to remind everyone of gun safety tips to try to prevent things like this from ever happening again
Gun Safety Tips
- Always Treat a Gun Like It Is Loaded – This is the big one. When you are handling a gun, always maintain the aim of the barrel downrange. When clearing a weapon, or handling the gun at all, the barrel shouldn’t be pointed at the floor, the roof, the wall, anywhere that isn’t downrange at the target. A lot of people think this isn’t really important, but this one rule could prevent most gun related accidents.
- Don’t Rely On The Safety (But Make Sure It’s On) – Just because a safety is on doesn’t mean that a gun is safe, which is why we have rule #1. Always treat a gun like it’s loaded and the safety is off, even when it isn’t. That being said, make sure your safety is on if you aren’t actively firing down range.
- Handle Firearms with Care – Sometimes guns can jam or misfire. If this happens, contact your range master and handle the weapon with extreme caution. In situations like this, the firearm could still discharge. A live round is always a live round until the bullet has been fired, and could go off at any time. Protect yourself and others by making sure to be extremely cautious around guns.
DRE, A.P.C. is currently representing the victims of this horrible accident in a wrongful death suit. We express our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Tatianna.