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White County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Accidental Shooting Saturday Night

White County 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call Saturday night around 7:34 from a female reporting there was a gunshot victim at the Maunie Gravel Pits.

Upon arrival, Officers observed Justin Delong, of Maunie, sitting in the roadway with White County EMS and First Responders tending to a bullet wound in Delong’s right arm and continuing through his right side. Delong told Officers it was an accident and the gun was no longer on scene. He did not elaborate on the specifics of the incident.

Officers spoke with Delong a second time as he was being loaded into the ambulance and again Delong said it was an accident. Delong stated the gun was a 9mm caliber handgun. He was taken by ambulance to Maunie and then transferred to a helicopter to be taken to an Evansville hospital.

White County Sheriff’s Deputy Weiss discovered approximately 5 or 6 empty .45 caliber casings on the edge of the water where apparently the incident took place.

Deputy Weiss made contact with Tony Buckman of Carmi, who stated that he and Justin Delong were at the gravel pits just hanging out and talking when Delong began fiddling with the gun in an uncomfortable way that seemed to be unsafe. As they continued talking there was a sudden flash of light and Delong fell to the ground. Buckman stated that the only ones there when the gun went off was he and Delong.

4 comments
  1. Michael Burch
    Michael Burch
    September 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    How is that possible if he was shot in the right arm. Someone els had to of had the gun

    Reply
  2. Riley Paynter
    Riley Paynter
    September 23, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Accidental? Shot in right arm and the were 5 or 6 empty casings and the gun is no where to be found? The fuck ever. Thats no accident.

    Reply
  3. December Shock
    December Shock
    September 24, 2020 at 2:19 am

    He said it was a 9mm why did officers only find .45 casings 🤔🤔

    Reply
    • Jacob delong
      Jacob delong
      September 27, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      He wasent shot with a 9 im his brother they think he was shot with a 45 acp

      Reply
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