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Archive for Monday, July 23, 2007

Man accidentally shot, flown to KC area hospital

July 23, 2007

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A 24-year-old Lawrence man was flown by air ambulance to a Kansas City area hospital after being accidentally shot Sunday evening.

Emergency responders received a call shortly before midnight that Robert Clay LeValley had been shot in the chest at a 25-year-old friend's apartment in the 1500 block of Lynch Court. The two men had been discussing firearms when the friend was demonstrating techniques with a .40-caliber gun, police said. The gun went off, shooting a round into LeValley's upper right chest.

Police said LeValley was in stable condition when he was flown to Kansas University Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. But late this morning, hospital officials said they did not have information about his condition.

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leadrain 6 years, 9 months ago

.40 cal? Glock 23 comes to mind. Do you suppose he was demonstrating what NOT to do? Glad everything's gonna turn out OK. I hope this is a valuable lesson to " weekend gunslingers " and to anyone else who may be around while they're playing.

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matahari 6 years, 9 months ago

why don't you run and remind him that you are awaiting HIS comment? gysh! Wondering why anyone would think this to be such an improbable situation?

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esl03 6 years, 9 months ago

I am suprised Marion didnt comment on this one....

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Chris Golledge 6 years, 9 months ago

Sympathies to the guy, but...

"was demonstrating techniques with a .40-caliber gun"

The number one safety rule is never point a gun at something you wouldn't want to shoot; so, IMHO, gun safety was not one of the techniques being demonstrated. Having said that, lots of people have been killed with knives, chainsaws, etc. after a slip or a trip. Still, the responsibility lies with whoever is holding it. The gun should be empty before handing it to another.

Secondly, a) the article mentions nothing about cleaning; why are so many posters following a thread of 'cleaning'? It's baseless. b) Posts on 'what kind of gun' or 'shotgun' are not knowledgeable; a .40 caliber is a common barrel diameter of a handgun and you don't measure shotguns in caliber anyway; you measure them in gauges (except the .410). c) Attempted suicide? I doubt it since there were two people present and I've almost never heard of other people being around during a suicide attempt (assisted suicides aside). Come on folks, pay attention to the facts that are presented.

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TheHeartlessBureaucrat 6 years, 9 months ago

That's awesome news, 1983. Thank you for the update...and the gentle reminder of the POINT of that article. We wish him a speedy and pain free recovery.

THB

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whatever1983 6 years, 9 months ago

If anyone is actually interested and knows Clay, the doctors say he will be fine but please keep him and his family and friends in your prayers.

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pilch 6 years, 9 months ago

dropped my rear end. It is common for law enforcement to say this to cover a suicide so the family can get the insurance money. Besides, you cant "clean" a loaded gun.

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smitty 6 years, 9 months ago

Hope it all turns out OK for those involved.

Take it easy on the common citizen with guns. The police serve as an example of how not to clean guns. We've had only one police death by gun in Lawrence. He dropped his loaded gun while cleaning it gun and killed himself.

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sundancewierdo 6 years, 9 months ago

people kill people. with guns. or with knives. or cars. or all manner of blunt objects and projectlies. now i can see getting accidentally shot in the foot or some other extremety but the chest? hope he's okay but darwin is surely at work here.

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areyouserious 6 years, 9 months ago

Lesson Learned...............never clean your shotguns with people who dont like you!!!

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Silence_Dogood 6 years, 9 months ago

Bring on the pro and anti-gun morons.

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arlo 6 years, 9 months ago

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Centrist 6 years, 9 months ago

Accidentally shot ... oh, but ''guns don't kill people''.

Hopefully this person will be OK.

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rtwngr 6 years, 9 months ago

Must have been cleaning the gun that the other person was pointing at his chest.

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DownHomeDude 6 years, 9 months ago

I wonder what kind of gun he accidently got shot with...................

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Norma Jeane Baker 6 years, 9 months ago

Accidentally shot? In the chest? Hmmm...

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