Houston Astros Fan Shot By Friend ‘dry Firing’ Gun: TX Cops | Charlotte Observer

By Mitchell Willetts

A Texas man accidentally shot his friend while watching to Houston Astros game on Tuesday night.
A Texas man accidentally shot his friend while watching to Houston Astros game on Tuesday night. Getty Images | Royalty Free

A Texas man accidentally shot his friend while watching the Houston Astros game on TV Tuesday night, when a strange game-time ritual went off the rails, according to the Houston Police Department.

A group of friends gathered at an apartment on the city’s north side to watch the Astros face off against the Chicago White Sox, the fourth playoff game between the teams.

According to investigators, the friends were all armed and would “dry fire” their guns in celebration every time the Astros scored a run, KTRK reported.

The Astros won Tuesday night’s game 10-1.

Generally speaking, dry firing a gun means pulling the trigger — thereby triggering the gun’s firing mechanism — while there are no bullets loaded or sitting in the chamber.

However, one person forgot to unload their firearm, the Houston Chronicle reported. When the Astros scored a run around 7 p.m., the man pulled the trigger and a round went flying into his friend’s abdomen, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive, police told the newspaper. One person was arrested, and investigators are working with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges should be filed, KTRK reported.

Read Next
> national

Bounty hunter kills wanted man driving with fiancee and baby in car, Texas cops say

October 12, 2021 11:50 AM

$2 for 2 months

Subscribe for unlimited access to our website, app, eEdition and more

CLAIM OFFER
Read Next
> national

Man shot in chest twice steals Uber at hospital before wild police chase, TX cops say

October 12, 2021 4:34 PM
Read Next
> national

Dog with jaws locked on smaller dog’s throat shot by officer, Colorado police say

October 13, 2021 10:40 AM

Source : https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article254976152.html

975