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A local man was injured Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the morning when he apparently accidentally shot himself in the hand.
Carver County Sheriff’s Office said that around 11 a.m., his department was dispatched to the 212 Medical Center in Chaska for an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound to his hand.
A 77-year-old man from Waverly told deputies that he was in the process of cleaning his handgun when he accidentally shot himself in the hand at a residence in the 1200 block of Lyman Boulevard in the City of Chanhassen.
The injury was reported to be non-life threatening. The name of the man was not released. The incident remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office reminds the public of the essentials of firearm safety:
- Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
- Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
- Keep firearms unloaded when not in use
- Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
- Never handle any firearm without first thoroughly familiarizing yourself with the safe handling instructions for that firearm
In a statement released by Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud’s office at 2:43 a.m. Thursday, Feb 2 it received a report of a juvenile male at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, who had
suffered a fatal gunshot wound.
Deputies learned that Eden Prairie Police Department had been in a vehicle pursuit that ended at
Fairview Southdale Hospital. Law enforcement discovered the 17-year-old victim inside the
vehicle. Preliminary information indicated the victim suffered the gunshot wound on the 700
block of Conestoga Trail, Chanhassen, and had been driven to the hospital by friends. The
victim’s identity is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified.
The statement said, the suspect, an 18-year-old female acquaintance of the victim, is in custody. Both are from cities in the East Metro area.
This matter remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction
with the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. The MN Bureau Criminal Apprehension,
Eden Prairie Police Department, and Chaska Police Department aided in this case. The results of
the investigation will be routed to the Carver County Attorney’s Office for prosecutorial review.
Victoria, MN — Wednesday, Feb. 1, Carver County Sheriff’s Deputies made a DWI arrest in Victoria stemming from a driving complaint originating in the area of Co Rd 11/Co Rd 10.
A citizen called our dispatch reporting the driver was speeding and had ran multiple red lights. The driver was located and after an investigation, was arrested for DWI. The driver submitted a breath test of .16BAC once at the jail.
The Carver County Sheriff’s Office expressed appreciation to the citizen for calling in the drivers conduct. The CCSO also said in its statement that “If you witness dangerous driving conduct and feel you can safely report it, please call 911 and we will be happy to investigate.”