Originally Posted by cox777
Hello I'm new here.
The Lady Jill King and her husband Mel Moss are my aunt and uncle. I was at the race also but was already at the track.
It hit her in the arm after coming through the roof. Broke the bone in her arm and almost hit her artery. She was released thrusday from the hospital.
It looks like the guy that shot the gun was 700 Yards he said from his target and 2 1/2 miles from the track and that it hit the burn and
First off, welcome and thank you for taking the time to stop by and fill in some of the missing facts.
You have our sympathies in that your aunt was merely going about her normal life and was suddenly thrust into a situation that should have never happened.
There are several of our members here who feel the same way and hope that she makes a full, complete, & healthy recovery.
As for the facts of the shooting - 700 yards is a much more reasonable distance for target shooting with a round of that caliber, but I still stand behind the fact that the shooter should have had a much better backstop to insure an event like this did not happen.
As a responsible gun owner, it was his duty to insure the direction his weapon was pointed was safe and that the material into which he was firing was capable of successfully dispersing the energy of the round. Accidents do happen and we do not have the full story as to the shooting conditions, so I will leave it at that.
cox777 please keep us informed of your aunt's recovery and thank you again for taking the time to stop by and post.