Unconscious woman taken to hospital after husband alleges he accidentally shot her in head

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ST. GEORGE — Officers are investigating an incident in which a husband reported he accidentally shot his wife early Monday morning at a town house on the 100 East block of 570 South in Ivins.

Police responded to the scene at approximately 1:32 a.m. after a man in his early- to mid-20s called 911 stating he had accidentally shot his wife with a new handgun, Santa Clara-Ivins Police Public Information Officer Randy Hancey said.

“It was reported as accidental, but it’s still under investigation,” Hancey said, adding: “We don’t know that is to be the case, at this point. … We’re still trying to piece this whole story together.”

The bullet grazed the woman’s head near her temple, Hancey said. The woman, who was also in her early- to mid-20s, was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for her injuries.

“She was unconscious but breathing,” Hancey said of the woman’s condition at the time of transport, noting that she is currently in the hospital recovering.

As this report publishes, certain details including the names of those involved have been withheld as the shooting remains under police investigation.

This is a developing story.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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12 Comments

  • Bender September 11, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    An armed society is a safe society.

    • Real Life September 11, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Yet another perfect example of why everybody and their mother should not be packing heat. Next time you’re at Walmart just imagine if everyone there was armed.

      • Craig September 12, 2017 at 5:12 am

        Could you share the data suggesting this is correct concerning concealed carry people. Your statement is false.

  • comments September 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    “The bullet grazed the woman’s head near her temple, Hancey said. The woman, who was also in her early- to mid-20s, was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for her injuries.”

    “She was unconscious but breathing,” Hancey said of the woman’s condition at the time of transport, noting that she is currently in the hospital recovering.”

    If it ‘grazed’ her head why was she unconscious? drunk? drugs? I guess it’s possible for a bullet to hit your skull hard enough to knock a person unconscious without actually penetrating the skull, but very unusual, and i’d hardly call it a graze. And really, you can never accidentally shoot someone in the head. Being a total moron/idiot while “accidentally shooting someone in the head” is still a crime, not an “accident”. If he’s got a temple recommend he’ll get off without charges, if not, he best be worried.

  • comments September 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    whoops! blew half my wife’s head off with muh new shotgun. Not to worry it’s just a GRAZE.

    LMAO 😉

  • hiker75 September 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Seriously, this person has a gun? Probably multiple guns. I feel so much safer knowing that … Not!

  • paul September 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Seems very odd I think there is more to this story. Just don’t add up

  • Mike P. September 11, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    While in the hospital, the woman discovered the lady in the next bed had “accidentally” fell on a butcher knife………….9 times.

  • Craig September 12, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Most of these posts are very sad, mostly name calling and judgmental with no facts. This may have been intentional and this may have been a negligent discharge. But, I think it would be great to wait for the investigation.

    • comments September 12, 2017 at 10:41 am

      A lot of times little tidbits like this are all we ever get, with no follow up. If he’s LDS with a recommend no charges will be filed and we’ll never hear anything about it again. Plus, you’ve got no facts and are just whining, so…..

  • DRT September 13, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Come on St. George News, do some follow up on this one!

  • uselogicplease September 14, 2017 at 10:57 am

    So.. One Moron is unsafe with a gun so now everyone is??? Gee, ever see unsafe driving? Guess everyone in a car is an idiot and we should be trying to take their right to travel away..

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