70 year old woman killed in house, hit by 21 year old while target practicing

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Blaine man, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Blaine man

    Blaine man

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    96
    Happened yesterday in Riley township SW St. Clair County. Was shooting in a dirt pile with rifles. The way the drone showed it looked from the cross mile. As soon as the Port Huron Times Herald has the update, I will post the link.
     
  2. Blaine man

    Blaine man

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    96

  3. Shoeman

    Shoeman Mods

    Messages:
    13,879
    Likes Received:
    2,557
    Location:
    Between a Sandbar and a Weed Bed
    Wild!

    Caught it on the news.... what are the chances?

    RIP
     
    itchn2fish likes this.
  4. Blaine man

    Blaine man

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    96
    666.66 yards a little over 5/8 mile.
     
    itchn2fish likes this.
  5. Blaine man

    Blaine man

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    96
    Update, going to prosecuter now.
    Investigators questioned a 21-year-old man following the shooting. They said he was about 2,000 feet from the Pfeil home target or practice shooting.

    Sims said the weapon fired was a Draco brand, 7.62mm rifle with a 10-inch barrel.
     
    itchn2fish likes this.
  6. Luv2hunteup

    Luv2hunteup

    Messages:
    25,400
    Likes Received:
    10,838
    Location:
    At camp in the EUP if not on here
    Terrible accident.
     
    itchn2fish likes this.
  7. sullyxlh

    sullyxlh

    Messages:
    5,880
    Likes Received:
    547
    Location:
    48174-4500
    And 100% preventable at that, simple common sense gun rules were not followed.
     
    itchn2fish and bowhuntingrules like this.
  8. Blaine man

    Blaine man

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    96
    He was shooting supposedly in a clay backstop, looked to ricochet off a rock or frozen ground.
     
    itchn2fish likes this.
  9. DecoySlayer

    DecoySlayer

    Messages:
    15,903
    Likes Received:
    15,650
    Location:
    Monroe
    Sounds like they are charging it correctly.
     
    itchn2fish likes this.
  10. Blaine man

    Blaine man

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    96
    I see that they got him for lying also so the youthful attitude got him to.
     
    itchn2fish likes this.
  11. kingfisher 11

    kingfisher 11

    Messages:
    9,377
    Likes Received:
    4,622
    Location:
    Saginaw County
    What are the odds, sitting in your home and being in the exact wrong spot? The shooter was careless but, just consider the poor fate of that woman. She was minding her own business and one careless bullet hit her.
     
  12. Nostromo

    Nostromo

    Messages:
    3,458
    Likes Received:
    3,112
    Location:
    Michigan
  13. Blaine man

    Blaine man

    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    96
    Shooter pleads guilty in Riley Twp. death

    A 21-year-old Sterling Heights man has pleaded as charged in the shooting death of a 73-year-old Riley Township woman.

    Michael Santino Vultaggio pleaded guilty to careless discharge of a firearm resulting in death, a 2-year felony; and lying to a police officer, a 1-year misdemeanor, during a probable cause conference May 8.

    https://www.thetimesherald.com/stor...oter-pleads-guilty-riley-twp-death/607659002/

    A sentencing date in St. Clair County Circuit Court has not yet been scheduled.


    Just to keep everybody informed.
     
    itchn2fish likes this.
  14. ESOX

    ESOX Staff Member Super Mod Mods

    Messages:
    33,704
    Likes Received:
    9,027
    Location:
    The D, MI
    No, it was sheer negligence. It's amazing how many people have no clue as to the actual power the guns they own have, particularly how far they will carry and what they will penetrate. I recently had a guy show me his new range he was making. used 3/4" plywood as a backstop. I took a scrap and put it in a safe place. Shot right through with a .22 CCI Quiet from 50 yards. Thats a lot different from the 9MM and 5.56 he was planning on shooting at his "backstop" with his cattle behind it.
     
    6Speed and itchn2fish like this.