12 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year
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There have been at least 12 people "accidentally" shot and killed in Arizona this year.
Just this week, a Pinal County man tried to "scare" his girlfriend by pointing a gun at her and pulling the trigger. There was a bullet in that gun, and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Ramiro Delcid accidentally shot his girlfriend right in the chest, killing her. See the details on each of the 12 shootings below.
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State health department statistics show that around 12 shooting deaths in a year isn't extraordinary -- it's certainly a lot fewer than the 26 in 2002.
2013 "accidental" shooting deaths:
13.) 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.