Alleged accidental shooting inside Midwest Gun Shop

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By Bob Uphues


Lyons police are investigating a shooting inside a gun shop located on the 8500 block of Plainfield Road. Officers were called to the Midwest gun shop at about 1:55 p.m. Tuesday after a gun discharged inside the store, which also houses a first floor shooting range.

When officers arrived, they located a subject who appeared to have suffered a serious head wound. The victim was taken to Loyal University Medical Center and was listed in critical condition.

Police remain on the scene interviewing witnesses and reviewing video surveillance footage from the gun store. They are treating the incident as a possible accidental shooting.

Police have not released any further information on the identity of the victim.

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John-Paul C%uFFFDt%uFFFD from Brookfield, Illinois  

Posted: September 18th, 2013 9:03 AM

As reported on other news sources - the man's name was Mike Babinsky & he was originally from the area. His family & friends will miss him...

Rob Thomas  

Posted: September 17th, 2013 9:25 PM

bang bang sorry

Mark Roegner from Brookfield, Illinois  

Posted: September 17th, 2013 9:14 PM

Man died he was from Michigan

Melissa Boughner from Brookfield, Illinois  

Posted: September 17th, 2013 9:06 PM

I am so sorry for the victim,,,,but big shock? Ummmmm NO.

Jim McDonald from Forest Park, Illinois  

Posted: September 17th, 2013 6:50 PM

Conceal carry should be exciting.

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