Here is a very powerful, yet sad reminder to keep your concealed weapon…CONCEALED! This happened in the county right next to where we live and work. This broke my heart when I heard the news yesterday at church.
Matt at Lincoln Tactical.
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla – A pastor’s daughter was rushed to Bayfront Medical Center after she was accidentally shot in the head at church Sunday, said authorities. Church service had just let out at Grace Connection church in Saint Petersburg when three men gathered to look at a gun.
D. Bueller, 20, was looking to buy a gun for his 21st birthday that was coming up. He approached M. Zambrana, 48, a fellow member of the congregation who owned a Ruger 9mm. The two men walked into a closet located in the recreation room of the church to look at the gun in private.
They were joined by J. Penu, 19, who was also interested in learning about the fire arm. Zambrana had removed the gun’s magazine and was in the process of telling the two young men about fire arm safety when the gun went off. The bullet went through the closet wall and struck Hannah Kelly in the head. Kelly is the daughter of pastor Tim Kelly who oversees Grace Connection congregation. Kelly underwent emergency surgery. She is listed in critical condition. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene just before 12:30 p.m. Deputies believe the shooting was accidental. Authorities say that Zambrana has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.