Accidental Shooting at BLM Demonstration
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Legislative Police are investigating an alleged accidental shooting by an armed BLM demonstrator. The incident followed the end of the weekly demonstration that was otherwise peaceful. Sheriff’s Deputies have seized the weapon (rifle) and are investigating. No injuries were reported and demonstrators in the area have cooperated with authorities.
Sheriff Furlong wants to remind everyone that bringing loaded weapons to a protest is dangerous, and people should use caution while open carrying and always make sure their gun safety is on – or leave their weapons unloaded. “An accident can turn into a tragedy in two seconds. We were very fortunate today.”
Press Release from:
Ken Furlong, Sheriff