Fatal Accidential Discharge at Raahauges 1/14/17

Zach

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I guess only the investigation will provide details if it was truly "accidental".
 

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I can see the lawsuits now. Insurance company will pay out and then the place will be closed. Just like Irvine lake
 

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Accidents are when an 85 year old craps their pants, This was carelessness.
 

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slinky_70 said:
I can see the lawsuits now. Insurance company will pay out and then the place will be closed. Just like Irvine lake
Mike,

My 1st thoughts.........The wolves just sit in the bushes waiting for something like this to happen.......... :smiley-shakehead-blue:
 

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Can't find it now but saw somewhere where it said someone had fired a rifle on the pistol range and it went either through or over a backstop and hit someone.
 

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From reading the thread on calguns, it sounds like the range is designed with plywood on top of the berm at the end of the range Pic: http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20150512/289ebb8ad532b98ed95dd5a83fbd6420.jpg

But... there are actually ranges on the other side of the berm. I have never shot there but checked out the range on google maps and took the screenshot below. Sounds like someone was waiting to shoot on one of the ranges on the other side of the berm, and a round came from behind him, ricocheted off the plywood on top of the bay, and struck him in the back. If someone has shot there before.... is this honestly how this range is designed (where you have active ranges stacked back to back?) If so.... what a terrible terrible design... they will be sued out of existence. Very sad for the shooting community.
 

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From what many say on Calguns (and that stuff is obviously unsubstantiated), this incident was a matter of time. Terrible tragedy but one that could have been prevented.
 

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That does seem like an odd setup but I am no firing range expert.

I would assume the insurance provider was aware of that setup and still insured them...
 

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Odd design for sure, but what round could penetrate a berm that thick and why would anyone in the forward bay ever be above it? Even if they were, the guy in the rear bay would have to be shooting over it. Strange circumstances
 

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Very sad and god bless the victim family, the shooter family and everyone at Raahauges! Just a few week ago the entire office and other building got burn down to the ground and now this...
 

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DKScott said:
Odd design for sure, but what round could penetrate a berm that thick and why would anyone in the forward bay ever be above it? Even if they were, the guy in the rear bay would have to be shooting over it. Strange circumstances
I think what people are saying is the round penetrated the boards at the top of the berm and then tumbled it's way down into the bay on the opposite side. First thought is a pistol would not have done that, someone was probably shooting a rifle. Freak accident for sure which also probably required some reckless shooting in the first bay, but... placing people down range of an active range (regardless of the berm) allows for freak stuff like this to happen.
 

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Still weird a ricochet like that would retain that much energy. Wonder what the guy was shooting? Those bays don't look like they are good for much more than an AR
 

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When you're at the benches at that place (raahauges)... at the rifle range anyway (I don't know about pistol range there) out in front of the bench they have an upper piece of wood coming down from the roof of that bench area structure that very purposefully comes down quite a ways in order to limit/dissuade a person from shooting off a round at a high angle. I remember taking a few milliseconds to look at it and figure out why is was there since I was used to Burro Canyon in LA where it's just a bench and a roof and that's it.
 
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