Police Respond to Accidental Shooting at Lexington Park Sportsmen’s Club

February 7, 2020

On Friday, February 7, 2020, at approximately 1:50 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the Sanner’s Lake Sportmen’s Club in Lexington Park, for the reported gunshot victim.

Police arrived on the scene reporting an adult male in his 60’s with an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg.

The victim was transported to the Maryland State Police Helicopter and transported by State Police Helicopter Trooper 7 to an area trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries.

16 Responses to Police Respond to Accidental Shooting at Lexington Park Sportsmen’s Club

  1. Anonymous on February 7, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Another member of the well trained militia

  2. Anonymous on February 7, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Finger off the trigger people….

  3. Shawn on February 7, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    This is what happens when people play with guns. Ban all guns now!

    • Keith on February 8, 2020 at 11:58 am

      And let’s ban all knives every time someone accidentally cuts themselves. Nail guns and other power tools every time there is an accident. While we’re at it, we should make the requirements for getting a drivers license much more stringent because more people are hurt with motor vehicles than anything. Why don’t YOU try not being an idiot. Sad part is that you probably just commented this to be a troll. I hate stupid people.

    • LtownTaxpayer on February 8, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Stupid posts are what happen when people play with the Internet. Ban all posts now!

      Or we could simply engage in some thoughtful consideration before making stupid posts.

      Accidents happen all the time – cars come to mind immediately. Should be ban cars because an accident happened.

      You are probably a troll just trying to start trouble. I think we should ban all trolls. Please go back under your bridge.

      • Anonymous on February 9, 2020 at 7:55 am

        Most car “accidents” are not accidents.

    • Pam442 on February 11, 2020 at 7:08 am

      Ban illegal drugs since 191 people a day kill themselves with Recreational Drugs. You do the math as that is way more than people that shoot themselves as they aren’t smart enough to unload on the range with the weapon pointed down range.

    • Benny Franklin on February 12, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      Let us ban all liberals from speaking, and rejoice in the silence of ignorance.

  4. Anonymous on February 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

    don’t want to be in his shoes when he gets home…his little lady saying …how was your day ?

  5. Nick Cromwell on February 8, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Yesterday, 7 Feb at ~1340 at the Sanner’s Lake Sportsman’s Club, Inc. During an International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Chesapeake Cup match a participant’s firearm accidentally discharged while reholstering their firearm striking him in the leg. All safety precautions and procedures were followed and investigation has concluded this was an accidental discharge.
    Member was transported to SM ER, then on to PG Trauma ctr.
    This morning the victim is doing well and expects to be cleared to resume normal activities in a couple days.

    We are fortunate the situation and resulting injury was not more serious. The incident clearly demonstrates that the immense efforts our staff and membership take to ensure we operate in the safest manner possible- as well as mitigating risk to the fullest extent possible- have been well worth their efforts. Going forward, we will take lessons learned and fine tune any policies, procedures and equipment to make our club the most prepared it can be.

    I want to take this opportunity to commend our staff and first responders response; job well done!

    Nick Cromwell
    “Si vis pacem, para bellum”
    (If you want peace, prepare for war)
    President – SLSC, Inc.
    Lexington Park, MD

    • J. Spivak on February 10, 2020 at 9:39 am

      Did he squeeze off a round by “accident” or did the gun go boom on its own?

    • John on February 11, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      BS reply only a moron would believe that excuse. Just admit to poor safety protocol and be done with it

      • Anonymous on February 12, 2020 at 5:06 am

        Ever look at a modified match grade pistol?

      • Anonymous on February 12, 2020 at 11:08 am

        Deemed ‘Accidental” not ‘Negligent’; The victim didn’t violate any firearms safety protocols. Odds are his firearm had modifications to the trigger group that allowed the force of re-holstering to send the firing pin forward.

  6. Anonymous on February 9, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Cheddar bob

  7. SBD on February 15, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    A chambered pistol being holstered without decocking or safety on?
    Glock, which has no safety or hammer, so you have to unchamber the round and decock or 1911 or other with safety off? Too extreme sear job?
    I’m not familiar with IDPA competition procedures, but when I go shooting I never holster a pistol cocked and I never set it on the table unless the chamber is cleared. Though the Glock is a fine pistol and people love them, they’re not for me as a safety and a hammer for decocking are a must.
    2 ways a gun fires unintentionally – negligence or malfunction.
    If malfunction is due to improper or extreme modification, then it’s back to negligence. I’ve been shooting 50 years, bolt, lever, and semi-auto rifles, break open, pump and semi-auto shotguns, single/double action revolvers, single/double and single action semi-auto pistols and have never had an unintentional discharge. Have had malfunctions (due to ammo or magazine) but no misfires. If you are practicing proper safety, you still won’t shoot yourself or anyone unintentionally.