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FDA Approves Battlefield Device for US Streets

It can plug a gunshot wound in seconds

(Newser) - A device developed by the military to save lives in the battlefield could soon be saving lives on US streets. The FDA has approved the XStat Rapid Hemostasis System, a syringe that pumps scores of tiny sponges into gunshot wounds, for general use by first responders in the US, the... More »

Boy, 7, Mistaken for Intruder, Shot by Grandma

Grandmother not arrested, boy in critical condition

(Newser) - A Tampa grandmother allegedly fired a .22 caliber pistol into the dark this morning, shooting not the intruder she feared but her 7-year-old grandson, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The boy, Tyler Maddox, is now in critical but stable condition in the hospital. Hillsborough County deputies say Linda Maddox, 63,... More »

Doctors to Float Gunshot Victims Between Life, Death

Attempt groundbreaking technique in Pittsburgh

(Newser) - It's a "groundbreaking emergency technique," and Pittsburgh surgeons are ready to attempt it on humans for the first time. Doctors at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital soon intend to float 10 patients in the space between life and death, in a bid to extend the time doctors have to... More »

US Child Gun Deaths Rose 60% in 10 Years

And most came from handguns, finds new study

(Newser) - The number of US kids and teens who die from gunshot wounds in hospital has risen almost 60% in a decade, according to a new report. The study by two doctors looked at data from 1997 to 2009, and found the number of those hospitalized with gunshot wounds rose from... More »

After Teen Gets Shot, Mom ... Checks WebMD

And she might face charges for it

(Newser) - It turns out WebMD doesn't have a page for gunshot wounds , but if it did, we're guessing the "when to see a doctor" section would be pretty straightforward. A Texas mom may face felony charges for allegedly checking the self-diagnosis site—rather than, say, calling an ambulance—... More »

School Victims All Shot With Semiautomatic Rifle

Police release names, ages of the victims

(Newser) - The victims of the Connecticut school shooting were shot multiple times with a semiautomatic rifle, the medical examiner said today, and he called the injuries "devastating" and the worst he and colleagues had ever seen. All of the 20 children killed were 6 or 7 years old and each... More »

Moviegoer Accidentally Shoots Self ... in Butt

He apologizes, skedaddles during 'Bourne Legacy' showing

(Newser) - A Nevada audience watching The Bourne Legacy last night experienced a chilling moment when a gun went off—but it turned out it was just some guy accidentally shooting himself in the butt. The 56-year-old "was adjusting himself in his seat" when "his gun fell out of his... More »

Wyclef Jean Shot in Hand in Haiti

Treated for gunshot as Haiti goes to vote

(Newser) - As his country goes to vote for the presidential race he was barred from, it's oddly Wyclef Jean who's instead making news. The Haitian-born singer has been released from a hospital outside Port-au-Prince after he was shot in the hand last night, reports the AP . A rep for Jean, as... More »

Guy Shot in Head, Notices 5 Years Later

This can happen when drunk on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - Not news: A man in Germany got drunk on New Year’s Eve, and wakes up the next day not remembering the night before. News: That included the part where he got shot in the head. He remembered getting hit in the head, but didn’t realize he had a... More »

Gunman Shot 21 Times, Lives

Tough New Yorker likely set record: forensic expert

(Newser) - A 23-year-old New York man likely set a record when he survived being shot at least 21 times yesterday, the New York Daily News reports. Angel Alvarez and Luis Soto exchanged fire in Harlem before police arrived and sprayed Alvarez with gunfire. Alvarez was shot 'in the arms, legs, abdomen,... More »

Wife of Cowboys Great Novacek in Apparent Suicide

Death of LeAnne Novacek, 45, appears to be suicide

(Newser) - The wife of former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek was found dead yesterday. LeAnne Novacek, 45, was found in her mother's home in Burleson, Texas. The cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Dallas Morning News reports. Police are waiting for an autopsy to determine... More »

Hasan Likely to Be Paralyzed: Lawyer

Accused Fort Hood shooter may never regain use of legs

(Newser) - Accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan may be paralyzed from the waist down, his lawyer says. The Army major has no feeling in his legs, which doctors say could be permanent. He also has extreme pain in his hands. His lawyer tells CBS that though he was lucid during... More »

McNair Autopsy: 3 Distant Shots, 1 Close-Up

Kazemi shot with gun touching head

(Newser) - Three of the four gunshots that killed Steve McNair came from more than 3 feet away, while the fourth was close-range, the football star's autopsy concludes. His girlfriend’s wound came from a contact shot, meaning the gun was touching Sahel Kazemi’s head, the Tennessean reports. But that doesn’... More »

Gun Safety Demo Ends in Accidental Suicide

(Newser) - A Phoenix gun-safety advocate accidentally shot himself in the head yesterday while demonstrating gun safety, the Arizona Daily Star reports. The man was explaining to two others the necessity of keeping guns unloaded in the house. To demonstrate, he placed his own gun—which he thought was unloaded—to his... More »

Mo. Paper Axes Journalist Shot on the Beat

Reporter was wounded in '08 Kirkwood city council rampage

(Newser) - A St. Louis-area reporter shot last year while covering a city council meeting has been laid off from his paper, the Riverfront Times reports. Todd Smith spent days in the hospital last February after taking a bullet in the hand in an attack that left seven dead. “This is... More »

Rapper Gravy Gets Another Shot at Fame, This Time as BIG

Hefty entertainer to portray the far more notorious BIG

(Newser) - His debut album was shelved, but Jamal “Gravy” Woolard still has a shot a fame, the New Yorker reports. The rapper, who notoriously took a bullet in the butt outside a radio studio in 2006, killed his music career with what was widely perceived to be a publicity stunt.... More »

Plax, Call Diddy (and Other Tips)

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress has a lot to answer for, but he can take some cues from the current economy and hip-hop history, writes Chloe Hilliard in the Village Voice. Almost every aspect of his gun infraction has precedent. Her suggestions:
  • Contact Diddy: The rap impresario has had experience with shooting crimes,
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Hospital Failed to Report Plaxico Gunshot to Cops

Probe widens in aftermath of self-inflicted wound

(Newser) - The New York City hospital where Giants star Plaxico Burress was treated after accidentally shooting himself in the leg failed to notify authorities about the gunshot wound, reports the New York Times. State law requires officials to report gunshot wounds to the police. An employee at the hospital, New York-Presbyterian/Weill... More »

8 Shot in Harlem Rampage

Teens in hospital after gunman seeks revenge

(Newser) - At least seven young people are in the hospital with gunshot wounds after a shooter went on a rampage in Harlem, the New York Daily News reports. Cops believe the gunman was taking revenge after being jumped at a basketball tournament earlier in the day. The victims, all but one... More »

Tryst Backfires for Chicago Man

Escapes robbery critically injured

(Newser) - Call this a lesson of love. A Chicago man was shot multiple times earlier this morning by a carjacker who tried to rob him during a midnight romp with a prostitute, the Chicago Tribune reports. The 29-year-old John had picked up a hooker and was with her in his car's... More »

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