Man shoots neighbor through duplex wall while cleaning gun - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Man shoots neighbor through duplex wall while cleaning gun

Posted: Updated:
  • More newsMore>>

  • Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:26:43 GMT
    Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.More >>
    Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...More >>
  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:25:36 GMT
    The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.'More >>
    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with...More >>
  • Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Teacher hit by train expected to make full recovery

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:53:12 GMT
    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Multiple sources tell News Leader 9 that a Smiths Station teacher was hit by a train earlier today in Lee County.

    Officials at the Smiths Station Fire Department say the victim, later identified as Vivian Martin, was transported to Midtown Medical Center with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.
    More >>
ASHLAND CITY, TN (WSMV) -

A man was hospitalized after his neighbor and best friend shot him in the eye, and, by all accounts, it was just a terrible accident.

Investigators said a man was cleaning his brand new gun at a duplex in Cheatham County when the gun accidentally fired.

A .44 caliber bullet traveled through a wall and struck the victim, James Kratz, right in the eye as he sat in his recliner eating breakfast.

We're told the man responsible for the accident is so remorseful he is now getting rid of all of his guns, and deputies hope other gun owners learn from his mistake.

"Like we always say, always treat a weapon as being loaded," said Cheatham County Sheriff's Investigator Travis Walker. "Keep it pointed in the right direction, make sure the weapon is empty. But, first of all when you buy a new weapon, make sure you're familiar with it."

The victim has endured one surgery so far, and he may lose his eye.

His wife said they won't let this accident come between them and their neighbor.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Man shoots neighbor through duplex wall while cleaning gunMore>>

Powered by WorldNow