ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Southern Oregon say a man out in the woods for some target shooting wounded himself as he twirled his gun in one hand and used the other for a celebratory fist bump with his nephew.
The Roseburg News-Review reports that 49-year-old David Boyd of Wildwood, Mo., was hit in the abdomen Thursday by a bullet from his .22-caliber semi-automatic. He was in fair condition Friday at the hospital.
The paper said he was in Oregon to visit his nephew, 20-year-old Daniel Karnes of Roseburg.
The two told a deputy they had set up empty shotgun shells as targets, and after Boyd hit a few, Karnes went to congratulate him. Karnes said he noticed the gun twirling as they bumped fists, and then it went off.
All over Salem and parts of Marion County, road conditions were still hazardous Friday night with even the main roads coated with a layer of ice and snow.
A Marion County deputy and the man he was chasing were both wounded by gunfire in a Christmas tree field in Silverton Friday afternoon.
An arrest warrant was issued for a 40-year-old man with a glass eye for allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Oregon City.
The season's first big snow storm hit the region Friday, closing schools and shutting down roads.