Carter County man shoots own leg while handling revolver

Johnson City Press • Mar 29, 2017 at 6:15 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Deputies from the Carter County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accidental shooting at 190 Cash Hollow Road at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputy Cody James said when he arrived at the residence he found Steven Walker, Sarah Annie Drive, Johnson City, holding towels with pressure to a wound on the leg of Michael Hubbard, 48, 190 Cash Hollow Road.

James and Sgt. Michael Malone removed the towels, observed the wound, and wrapped the leg in gauze and an elastic bandage. They held pressure on the wound until an ambulance from the Carter County Rescue Squad arrived. Hubbard was transported to Johnson City Medical Center.

James reported that Walker told him the Rossi .38-caliber special revovler belonged to him and he was letting Hubbard look at it. Hubbard told James he was sitting on a couch with his legs crossed when the gun went off while he was looking at it.

James wrote in his report that the accident was “from negligent care with the gun.”

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