Man shoots himself in leg, is transported to hospital

SANTA CLARA — Police responded to a home on Gubler Drive in Santa Clara after receiving reports of a man injured after his firearm discharged accidentally.

Just after 3 p.m. Thursday, emergency dispatch received a call reporting a man having been injured after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, Santa Clara Police Public Information Officer Chad Holt said.

Police and rescue personnel responding to the home on Gubler Drive found a male bleeding heavily from his leg. He was very pale and appeared to be in shock, Santa Clara Ivins Police Sgt. Jaron Studley said.

The man was conscious and told police he was visiting family from out of town and while taking his gun out of the holster, it accidentally discharged, sending a bullet through his left thigh. “That bullet went through and through,” Studley said.

The man was sitting on the couch with family at the time the gun discharged,” Studley said. “Fortunately, no one else was injured, and they quickly called 911.”

The man was rushed to Dixie Regional Medical Center to be treated for his injuries and was in stable condition, Studley said.

“Luckily someone in the home had some training or experience because they helped stabilize him before we got there,” Studley said, “even applying pressure to his leg to reduce the bleeding.”

“The man still lost a great deal of blood,” he said. “So he was very fortunate that he had family there to help him.”

During the investigation, officers recovered a .40 caliber projectile in the couch cushion.  It was very clear that this was a complete accident, Studley said.

Santa Clara Ivins Police Department, Ivins City Fire and Rescue and Ivins City Ambulance responded to the residence.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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  • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 1, 2016 at 1:41 am

    he probably thought isis muslims were at the front door and he was drawing his weapon like a good patriot. lucky he didn’t shoot his penis like that fellow a few mos. back. praise jesus amen

    • .... January 1, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      to bad he didn’t shoot you idiot..idiot is the name you chose idiot . he could of shot you and did us all a favor. have a nice day idiot.

  • hiker75 January 1, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Just the kind of visitor I want in my home…

  • Bender January 1, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Another proud American exercising his God given 2nd amendment rights. Bender salutes his handgun wielding fellow patriots. This man likely just prevented another 9/11.

    • .... January 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Yo Bender..good thing it wasn’t a black guy. because Al Sharpton would be all over this.. LOL !

  • 42214 January 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Wonder if he was using snake shot?

    • .... January 1, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      422 don’t worry we’re mess with America and we will bring down the full force of Obamacare on our enemies ! LOL !

      • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 1, 2016 at 7:13 pm

        hahahahah so funny ha ha ha. so witty

        • .... January 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm

          Hey idiot go answer the front door your buddy stupid wants in. Maybe you and stupid can do something about your idiot Muslim remark..geez. idiot is the perfect name for you idiot . nice move idiot. your parents should of done you a favor and practiced “planned parenthood” but the name idiot fits you just right. it seems stupidity is your strong point. have a nice day idiot

  • DB January 1, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I hope he at least offers to have the carpet cleaned…maybe a new couch, too?

  • mesaman January 1, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    This “shooter?” accomplished two things; 1) he shot himself while removing his weapon from its holster, a no brainer. and 2) he drew out the parasitical whiners enmasse, and gave them something to carp about, all the while exhibiting their ultra-left wing political posture. Are they the 36 % who will vote for Hildebeast, regardless of the the questionable information that continues to be uncovered? Does a chicken have a cloaca?

    • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      u should love ultra-left wing political postures. medicare or obamacare will soon be paying for your diapers.

      • .... January 1, 2016 at 9:36 pm

        Hey idiot it pays for your diapers and pacifiers to. including your diaper rash cream. just tell them your name is idiot. that way they know who you are. have a nice day idiot

    • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      happy new year Nolan

      • mesaman January 1, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        Kiss my what?

      • .... January 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

        Happy New year idiot

      • mesaman January 2, 2016 at 10:41 am

        Are you the reincarnation of Scumbag? He wrote the same idiotic drivel you expel.

  • 42214 January 1, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    It’s winners Mesaman, not whiners. If you look at reality, you’re losing. Gay marriage, gay mayor in SLC, everything you stand for is waning.

    • mesaman January 1, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      No numbers person, you are the one who will be extinct unless you plan to raid the homosexual ranks for sires. Mayor of a decadent inner city? You don’t visit SLC very often, do you?

  • .... January 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    does Mesaman have a clue ? uh no !

    • mesaman January 1, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      You’ve had your day, now it’s 364 days of your usual uselessness.

      • 42214 January 2, 2016 at 8:41 am

        It’s leap year you moron so there is 365 days left. Ouch, you’re so inept Mesa.

      • .... January 2, 2016 at 9:31 am

        Hey Mesaman hang in there. We’re trying to find you a place for you to fit in but no success. so you have had your day. so for the next 364 days. put on your depends and take your Geritol and prune juice and watch your Matlock reruns.

      • Chris January 2, 2016 at 11:40 am

        As compared to your entire lifetime of uselessness, Nolan. Lifetime government worker (love that socialism don’t you?) now living off government provided pension. Now, your government handouts give you all the time in the world to whine about left wing politics. You epitomize the hypocrisy so common in your ilk.

  • sagemoon January 1, 2016 at 10:48 pm


    • .... January 2, 2016 at 2:14 am

      Ouch for what ? I don’t see anything

      • mesaman January 2, 2016 at 10:39 am

        So besides dumb, you are blind. That’s news?

        • 42214 January 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm

          Hey Nolan, how are all those law suits progressing that you threatened when your identity was outed. You’re just bluster and BS. Chris draws a very clear picture of what you must be. Pathetic.

        • .... January 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm

          It’s tough being a 98 year old dweeb Ain’t it !

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