BIG RAPIDS, MI – On Friday, October 21st, 2016, at approximately 3:25 p.m., deputies from the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the parking lot of the Big Rapids Walmart for a report of an accidental shooting.
Deputies arrived on scene and found that a 23-year-old female from Big Rapids, had accidentally shot herself in the hip attempting to holster her handgun. She was rendered first aid by an off duty nurse that was in the parking lot at the time.
Mecosta County EMS and Big Rapids Township Rescue also responded and provided aid. The victim was transported by Mecosta County EMS to Spectrum Health Big Rapids Emergency Room for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.