10 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year
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There have been at least 10 people "accidentally" shot and killed in Arizona this year.
Just this week, a 56-year-old Prescott Valley man was killed after he asked his wife to grab his shotgun for him and the gun discharged during the transfer, fatally wounding him.
Although there may be more than 10 accidental shooting deaths so far this year, these are just the ones that we are aware of. Note that four of the 10 people killed are children.
State health department statistics show that these deaths happen every year in Arizona, but remember that there are 10 already in August of 2013. There are many, many more accidental firearm injuries, but most aren't fatal.
Below, check out the details of the 10 fatal shootings so far this year.
11.) Manuel Ortiz
This one isn't included in the total count, since it took place on New Year's Eve, 2012. According to Phoenix police, Ortiz's sister, 19-year-old Savannah Ramirez, accidentally shot and killed Ortiz while they were posing for photos together, with a gun to Ortiz's head.