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April 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton was involved in the accidental shooting of the manager of Payton's suburban Chicago restaurant Wednesday, police said. The victim, identified as Elmer Hutson, was shot about 3 p.m. when a third man handed the gun to Payton, 33, and the weapon discharged, Schaumburg Police Chief Kenneth Alley said at a news conference. Payton was questioned and released, and no charges are expected, Alley said.
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July 29, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Utah man visiting relatives in Chino was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter Saturday in connection with the shooting death of his 23-month-old son. Salt Lake City-area resident Jose Silva, 26, was booked at the West Valley Detention Center in the death of Anthony Silva, who was just three weeks short of his second birthday. Officers responding to a 911 call about 8:15 a.m.
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June 23, 1991
In response to Jim Landis' commentary on pool safety ("Hold Pool Owners to Higher Standard of Safety Than Others," June 16): You are wrong! Responsible adults can make sure children don't drown in pools. You can watch them 100% of the time, while they are out back by the pool. You don't leave; you have an adult watching the swimmers, or if you have to leave, the kids go with you or something--but you don't leave kids alone. My parents have a pool. They raised three of us with countless friends without a drowning incident.
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June 28, 2007 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles police are investigating how a veteran department firearms instructor shot and wounded another officer in the left hamstring at a training facility this week when he mistook a loaded handgun for a mock version of the weapon. The incident occurred about 4 p.m. Monday at the Edward M.
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January 12, 1990 | Dianne Klein
Nancy Allen called after reading my column about a 12-year-old boy who fatally shot his friend at the Mall of Orange. Juan Cardenas, and most everybody else, says he didn't mean to kill. He'd been Christmas shopping with Jacalyn Calabrese and her friends. Juan was showing off. Jacalyn is dead. Nancy Allen, like many other readers, was saddened, outraged and scared by all this.
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July 20, 1997 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 12-year-old girl accidentally shot by her teenage friend remained in critical condition Saturday, unable to speak but alert and in good spirits, her family members and doctor said Saturday. Orange County Sheriff's investigators, meanwhile, are considering whether to pursue charges against the adult who left the gun accessible to the 13-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita girl who fired the single shot.
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February 11, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed Saturday that the United States and Soviet Union undertake an unprecedented overhaul of the safeguards they have in place to protect against an accidental or unauthorized launch of nuclear weapons. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) said he will make a formal proposal soon to Defense Secretary Dick Cheney to begin a sweeping review of existing mechanisms adopted by the armed forces to ensure the security of the nation's nuclear weapons.
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November 30, 1988 | TOM GORMAN, Times Staff Writer
A student at a premier Beverly Hills acting school was in critical condition Tuesday after he shot himself in the mouth with a pistol while performing a scene from the movie "Lethal Weapon." Adam Smith Hancock's teacher and fellow students in the audience believed for a moment that the gunshot and his fall to the stage were part of his performance, but within moments they realized that he was not acting and called for help, school officials said.
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August 7, 1987 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed by his father, who mistook him for an intruder early Thursday in a dark hallway of the family's North Hollywood apartment, Los Angeles police said. Victor Manuel Sesmas was pronounced dead on arrival at Serra Memorial Health Center. His father, Manuel Sesmas, 30, had shot the boy once in the chest with a .38-caliber pistol about 3:45 a.m., Lt. Ron LaRue said.
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November 16, 1988 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
There have been deaf musicians, legless marathon runners and even a one-armed major league baseball player. But, a blind hunter? Offhand, the idea seems preposterous. Ann Landers thought so, too. When a Wisconsin state senator recently wrote to the advice columnist about what a "dumb idea" a new law to accommodate blind hunters was, Landers responded as one might expect. "Permitting blind people to hunt does not make a whole lot of sense to me," she said. But Landers got only half the story.
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October 18, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Los Angeles police officer seriously wounded when his 3-year-old son picked up his service revolver and accidentally shot him in the back will not be charged with child endangerment, officials said Tuesday. After reviewing the case, prosecutors decided that charging Enrique Chavez of Anaheim "would not be in the interest of justice," said Susan Kang Schroeder, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office.
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February 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
President Clinton said the Bush administration's "enormous penchant for secrecy" sparked the strong reaction to Vice President Dick Cheney's shooting mishap. "We have people quite often who are shot in quail incidents, so I didn't feel the need to get into the pile-on," Clinton said on ABC's "Good Morning America." Cheney has been criticized for not disclosing the Feb. 11 shooting of Texas lawyer Harry Whittington until the following day.
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February 18, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi, Times Staff Writer
He dropped by the office of his one-time intern, who is now speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives, to chat. He shook hands with old friends and admirers as he worked his way down the aisle of the state Capitol. His wife teared up when the crowd gave him a standing ovation as he left the chamber. Vice President Dick Cheney came back to Wyoming on Friday, wrapping himself in the warm embrace of this sub-zero city where he started his political career.
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February 17, 2006 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
President Bush on Thursday broke his public silence about the vice president's shooting of a hunting companion, declaring that Dick Cheney had delivered "a very strong and powerful explanation" of the incident. Meanwhile in Texas, the sheriff's office looking into the shooting said it had ended its investigation and no charges would be filed. Bush said he had no complaints with the manner in which Cheney handled the disclosure of the shooting, which came a day after Saturday's incident.
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February 16, 2006 | Ronald Brownstein and Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writers
Throughout his presidency, George W. Bush has been admired for his ability to set clear goals and doggedly follow a path to achieve them. But Bush and his White House often seem to struggle when pressed to react to unexpected events, a difficulty highlighted Wednesday by the continuing furor over Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident and a congressional committee's sharply critical report about the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
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February 15, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi and James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writers
The 78-year-old lawyer accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney during a weekend hunting trip suffered a minor heart attack Tuesday, a serious development in an incident that had provided fodder for late-night comedians and embarrassed the White House. Harry Whittington suffered the heart attack when one of the shotgun pellets lodged in his body pressed against his heart and irritated the muscles, officials at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital said.
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October 22, 1999 | Associated Press
Indiana basketball Coach Bob Knight failed to report a hunting accident and hunted without a license during an Oct. 12 expedition on which he accidentally shot a friend while hunting grouse, the state Department of Natural Resources said. Under state law, Knight, 59, was required to report the accident to law enforcement authorities. He also didn't have a $43 nonresident small-game license. Knight's friend Thomas Mikunda suffered shotgun pellet wounds to the back and upper shoulder.
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September 29, 2002 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 8-year-old Dana Point girl lost her right kidney and most of her right arm and remained in critical condition a day after her father accidentally shot her at close range with his new shotgun. No charges will be filed in the Friday evening shooting, Orange County sheriff's officials said. The names of the father and the girl--who is in the intensive care unit of Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center--were not released.
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February 14, 2006 | Nicholas Riccardi and James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writers
Although he was not cited with breaking any laws, Vice President Dick Cheney did not have proper hunting credentials when he accidentally shot a fellow hunter at a private ranch over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Cheney, an experienced outdoorsman who had a valid out-of-state hunting license, will receive a formal warning for failing to purchase the required $7 stamp for bird hunting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said in a statement.
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January 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 16-year-old girl was shot in the face, apparently by accident, in her home, police said Sunday. The teen was found about 2:20 p.m. Saturday by her 20-year-old sister, who ran downstairs after hearing a gunshot, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department. The girl was taken to a hospital, where she was reported in stable condition. Two teenage boys who are believed to be friends of the victim may have been showing her a pistol when it went off, Lopez said.
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