Homemade gun accident injures Shasta County man

Jan 22, 2015 12:13 AM by Alan Marsden

Deputies in Shasta County respond to a report of an attempted suicide that actually turned out to be a bizarre accident involving a homemade gun. it happened around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon at a home on Majestic View Drive in Happy Valley. Deputies found that the victim, 23-year-old Jack Reid, accidentally shot himself with a so-called zip-gun he'd made from pvc pipe. The gun fired birdshot bb's.

Reid had injuries to his cheek, eye lid and hand. Investigators say Reid is a gang member and was also found to be in possession of two baggies containing meth. He now faces possible gun and drug charges.


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