Argument With Pumpkin Leads To Shooting

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities in southeastern Michigan say a dispute over pumpkin throwing has left a 21-year-old woman with a gunshot wound.

The Oakland County sheriff's department says in a statement that the woman and her friends "were playing with pumpkins" in Pontiac on Saturday night when they got into a confrontation with the driver of a pickup truck.

The department says the driver believed one of the pumpkins hit his truck. It says "the confrontation escalated, and the driver pulled a handgun and shot in the group's direction."

The department says the Pontiac woman sustained non-life threatening injuries and was hospitalized.

It says the pickup driver's identity isn't known.

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  • by Steven Location: Jackson on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:51 PM
    Well now the lady should know better than to throw pumpkins or other objects at moving vehicles. It can cause an accident. Nobody mentioned whether or not the woman would be charged for throwing objects at vehicles, did they?
  • by RF Location: Location on Dec 3, 2012 at 08:29 AM
    Who is to say that anyone LET the shooter carry a gun? Chances are he was doing it illegally. Anyone who has been through CPL training would know the reprocussions of that kind of wreckless discharge and would be highly unlikely to do it.
  • by mike Location: lansing on Dec 3, 2012 at 06:48 AM
    Anonymous kind of IDIOT remark no mention of cpl.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 2, 2012 at 08:48 PM
    This is what happens when you let people carry guns. This person needs to be found and do some jail time for this stupid act. WHAT A IDIOT!!!!
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