Stray Bullet Kills Pregnant Woman
Kevin Felts 01.19.18
Gun safety rules exist for a reason, and that reason is to prevent stuff like this.
A 24-year-old woman was having a family outing in part of the Arizona desert which is with popular with shooters and was struck in the chest by a stray bullet. Even though the woman was airlifted to a local hospital she died just a little while later.
On a personal note, I experienced nearby campers shooting into the woods at night. The story is here: What Are You Shooting At?”
A pregnant nanny, who was the wife of an airman stationed at Luke Air Force Base, died Monday after being struck in the chest by a stray bullet while visiting a spot in the Arizona desert known to be a popular target shooting area, police said.
Kami Gilstrap, 24, of Goodyear, was roaming the desert in Buckeye, about 30 miles west of Phoenix, on Sunday during a family outing when she was struck in the chest. She was airlifted to a hospital where she later died.
When someone fires off a round, they are responsible for whatever that bullet does. Even if this was a ricochet, the shooter is still responsible.
After looking through several articles, I have been unable to learn whether her unborn child was saved. So I am going to guess the baby could not be saved.
Someone out there pulled a trigger, and two lives were lost.
Be sure of your target, and what is beyond it. Also take into account what may happen if there is a ricochet. Just because someone is in a wide open area, like a desert, does not mean the bullet magically disappears.