Ouch! Shotgun to the groin!


April 14, 2008, 10:28 PM

PUBLISHED ON Sunday, April 13, 2008 AT 07:04AM

Self-inflicted shotgun blast not life-threatening

A 20-year-old man shot himself in the groin early Sunday while trying to hide a shotgun down his pants, city police said.

A news release did not describe the injury except to say that it was "serious."

The victim was being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. His injuries were not expected to be life-threatening, medical officials told police.

Officers responded to the 700 block of North 24th Avenue about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They found the victim on the side of the road.

He had fired two rounds from the double-barrelled weapon, police said.

Police were continuing to investigate after they recovered the shotgun and an additional firearm reported stolen at the house where the shooting took place.
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The Unknown User
April 14, 2008, 10:29 PM
Oh God The Mental Image Is Terrible Make It Stop

Edit: I see THR has a block lettering filter. My fun has been ruined. :(

April 14, 2008, 10:30 PM
while trying to hide a shotgun down his pants

And the problem is???

April 14, 2008, 10:33 PM

Oh wait. That would be Karma Karma. (Both barrels)

April 14, 2008, 10:39 PM
He had fired two rounds from the double-barrelled weapon, police said.


April 14, 2008, 10:40 PM
musta had a finger on each trigger.

April 14, 2008, 10:40 PM
Darwin Award time?:neener:

April 14, 2008, 10:42 PM

April 14, 2008, 10:43 PM
I wouldn't wish that on my worst,,, enemy.

I almost had to think abou that for a second.

April 14, 2008, 10:44 PM
They call him a victim...victim of what...stupidity

April 14, 2008, 10:48 PM
everybody outta the gene pool!!!!

April 14, 2008, 11:02 PM
Please tell me he did this BEFORE he procreated.

April 14, 2008, 11:15 PM
Wow time to throw some more chlorine in the gene pool.

Larry E
April 14, 2008, 11:20 PM
If ya don't think too good, don't think too much. This lad obviously didn't think very well, or too often either. I'll bet the intended victim, whoever that might be, would be happy if they knew they were the intended.... :eek:

April 14, 2008, 11:24 PM
They refer to him as a "victim" because, isn't it obvious, the poor guy was shot by the gun... the gun itself totally pulled both its triggers and fired both barrels.... into his groin... after of course, it loaded itself and tried to shove itself.... into a pant leg... i guess... I don't know, whenever I try to reason like an anti it just gets weird....:scrutiny:

That is a pretty horrible injury, though. Part of the reason I have a hard time getting myself to ever carry at "12oclock"....:uhoh:

Serial Fan
April 14, 2008, 11:29 PM
He had fired two rounds from the double-barrelled weapon...

As if it weren't bad enough, but it had to be a double! BLAM! BLAM!

April 14, 2008, 11:37 PM
Kind of gives new meaning to the phrase "Is that a gun in your pants or are you just happy to see me?"

April 14, 2008, 11:44 PM
Now will the original owner of the shotgun be charged?

Well all I can say is there is one less moron dirtying up the gene pool......

April 14, 2008, 11:58 PM
From my belt line to my *ahem* groin area... isn't but maybe a foot, depending on how low I'm wearing my pants.

That still leaves a whole lotta shotty sticking out the top.. Not very concealed, if you ask me.

And BOTH barrels? This just sounds fishy.

Fishy and painful.

April 15, 2008, 12:40 AM
wow... you would have thought he'd have learned not to do that on the first shot.

but nope.

He felt the pain and thought to himself, "I wonder if that had anything to do with shooting myself? Hmmm... well, just to make sure, let's see if the results can be reproduced." BOOM! "Yep. That seems to be the cause alright...... note to self: in the future, try to avoid shooting yourself in the nuts with a shotgun. Nothing definitive can be said about other guns, such and handguns or rifles, as no evidence exists yet to suggest that they would produce similar results - experimentation will be held at a later time to attempt to reach a conclusion for this - however, it can be said, fairly safely that shooting one's self in the nuts with a shotgun produces repeatable results, which are generally adverse in nature, including severe pain, bleeding, and later - embarrassment, shame, and confusion. I shall try to avoid it."

cue the song: "I'm half the man I used to be." by Nirvana.

Ok.... now that I've been a total jerk about it, I'll be honest. As stupid as what he did was, I honestly feel bad for him. Can you imagine what must be going through his mind right now? First the thoughts of what he had done to himself. Now the shame of everybody knowing via the media.

It must be awful. :(

Nate C.
April 15, 2008, 12:45 AM
Somebody call the Darwin Award committee. That's what I call nature correcting itself.

April 15, 2008, 02:03 AM
having lived in WA for all for life and been to Yakima several times, i can say that it doesn't surprise me in the least but it sure doesn't make it any less funny. the chlorine/gene pool stuff sums it up nicely.


April 15, 2008, 08:08 AM
Bobarino: How do you think "I" feel?!?! I'm FROM that county!!! Granted...I'm from Sunnyside, with slightly less idiocy, but seriously...

"Stupid is as stupid does."

Wow...I would say I feel sorry for the guy...but thats definitely reaping what you sew right there.

April 15, 2008, 08:11 AM
Bet he is asking "Does anyone make 'Kevlar' bloomers?"

3 words....OW! Quit it!

April 15, 2008, 08:18 AM
Good training !:rolleyes: DOUBLE TAP.


Dave P
April 15, 2008, 08:19 AM
Talk about going "balls to the walls" ...

April 15, 2008, 08:25 AM
Having had an irrepaceable gun stolen in a burglary, all I can say is "It looks good on him. I hope it took the whole package off."

Sato Ord
April 15, 2008, 09:15 AM
Darwin Award time?

Yep, you can live and still the Darwin Award. All you have to do is find a creatively stupid way to remove yourself from the Gene Pool. It isn't awarded to living guys often, not for lack of trying, most just seem to be more efficient at killing themselves.

Sorry, I have pretty much no sympathy for this goober. Anyone who does something like this just proves that stupidity is its own reward.

April 15, 2008, 09:33 AM
That is why I've always been an advocate of......when we're doing stupid stuff, just take that old double barrelled shotgun out and WAVE IT AROUND a lot. It's safer.

Moral #1:

Keep yer shotgun out of yer pants.

Moral #2:

If you have to stick yer shotgun in yer pants, UNLOAD it first.

Moral #3:

If ya need to hide yer shotgun, just wave the ammunition around instead!

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