Gunshot victim says he’s doing OK | PostIndependent.com

Gunshot victim says he’s doing OK

Greg Massé

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Wesley Kade Harris, the 18-year-old who was accidentally shot on Saturday evening, said he’s doing OK – considering he was shot. Harris, who called the Post Independent from Valley View Hospital this week, said the shooting happened when his little sister and he were at the home of the man who accidentally shot Harris. “It wasn’t a party. We did drink beer, but it wasn’t a party,” he said. Harris explained the events leading to 22-year-old Glenwood Springs resident Jesse D. Gallegos’ accidental discharge of a .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun. “We were sitting in his room. He’d just dropped the clip on the bed. He had his hand wrist-up. The gun was in his left hand. As I turned around, he said my name, then the gun went off,” Harris said. “Neither one of us knew there was a bullet in the chamber. He didn’t pull it on purpose.”The shooting happened about 8 p.m. Saturday. Harris was hit in the left elbow. The bullet then went through his left side and out his right side. He was in surgery at Valley View Hospital for four hours. “I’m fine – considering,” he said. “I got really lucky.”Harris said the bullet hit a joint in his elbow, but by Monday he was able to move it. “I can move it right now,” he said. Harris said he should be discharged from the hospital today. Gallegos was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, prohibited use of a weapon, providing alcohol to minors and possession of drug paraphernalia.Contact Greg Massé: 945-8515, ext. 511gmasse@postindependent.com


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