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    One Killed, One Injured During Filming at Gun Range (Colorado Springs)

    Howdy Folks!
    Details are really sketchy right now, and all I have on this is the following link to the story just released within the last hour this morning:

    http://www.9news.com/news/local/arti...g-at-gun-range

    Anybody with additional information on this?
    What range? Who were the victims? How the accident happened?

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    UPDATE: I just learned that the shooting accident happened at Dragonman's range.
    Still searching for information on this incident.
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    The article says one killed, one severely burned in a "filming accident". One would think that, were someone shot, it would read "firearm accident" or "shooting accident".

    The only thing that comes to mind since it involved filming and supposed burns (and nothing looks cooler on film than big, huge, fireballs) is......

    ......Tannerite WHOOPS?

    That's my guess, at least. The article doesn't supply much information to do anything else other than guess.

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    Howdy Folks!
    Here is another link that seems to indicate that the person killed was the victim of a defective smoke bomb.
    Another similar incident on Wednesday sent a woman to the Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

    I will be updating info as I find it.

    I also have placed a call to the El Paso County Sheriff's Department and left a voice message requesting a callback. The officer was not available when I called, so hope to get more info shortly.


    Thanks for your patience.
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    M-Taliesin
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    It was a 51 year old women who died when some sort of rocket decapitated her. No good. Best wishes to her family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1supra View Post
    It was a 51 year old women who died when some sort of rocket decapitated her. No good. Best wishes to her family.
    Thats harsh. How does a film crew let that happen?

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    I hope it was not Mel's wife..

    Love Dragon Man..

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    Quote Originally Posted by porterhouse83 View Post
    Thats harsh. How does a film crew let that happen?
    Incompetent elites? Let's ask MisBusthters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Heckler Koch View Post
    Incompetent elites? Let's ask MisBusthters.
    KOAA is reporting "the film crew fired a device"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    KOAA is reporting "the film crew fired a device" --Rob
    Others are calling it a smoke bomb. It is interesting and troubling that both victims are women.

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    From KOAA.com


    El Paso County Sheriff's deputies say a film crew was shooting a national show when an "unknown ordnance" struck and killed the victim. An ordnance is described as an object fired with gun power.

    However, authorities don't believe a firearm was involved.

    The death has not yet been ruled an accident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    I hope it was not Mel's wife..

    Love Dragon Man..

    --Rob
    I think if it was Mel's wife, there would be a lot more deceased...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    From KOAA.com


    El Paso County Sheriff's deputies say a film crew was shooting a national show when an "unknown ordnance" struck and killed the victim. An ordnance is described as an object fired with gun power.

    However, authorities don't believe a firearm was involved.

    The death has not yet been ruled an accident.
    Now film crew's are launching home-made rockets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1supra View Post
    I think if it was Mel's wife, there would be a lot more deceased...



    Now film crew's are launching home-made rockets?
    I hear ya on Mel's wife, I'm sure that would not have gone over well with him.. DragonMans is such a safe range, can't imagine this had anything to do with the staff there.

    The scroll from koaa under the today show is reporting the film crew fired a device that decapitated the lady. So no clue...

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    Howdy Folks!
    I just hope this wasn't the folks from Gunsmoke....
    They have a national TV show...
    woman of approximate age...
    and known for creating exotic weapons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Taliesin View Post
    Howdy Folks!
    I just hope this wasn't the folks from Gunsmoke....
    They have a national TV show...
    woman of approximate age...
    and known for creating exotic weapons.

    Blessings,
    M-Taliesin
    http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/F...159148005.html

    Not many details, but here's a report (video) from last nights news

    This report states it was an employee of Dragonmans:
    http://www.krdo.com/news/Employee-ki...3/-/index.html
    Last edited by Bellum_Intus; 06-15-2012 at 12:59 PM.
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    I will try to get more details tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1supra View Post
    I will try to get more details tonight.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
    Cool, I've emailed one of the Colorado Rangers I train with (Paul.. you know him.. :P ).. We've got a class next weekend there and he's pretty close to DM..

    --Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Taliesin View Post
    Howdy Folks!
    I just hope this wasn't the folks from Gunsmoke....
    They have a national TV show...
    woman of approximate age...
    and known for creating exotic weapons.

    Blessings,
    M-Taliesin
    Well the folks from gunsmoke are not nice people. You know how close I live to the store and I see how they treat folks and how they treated me. If it was them which I doubt it was im sure the accident was the cause of their arrogant attitudes.

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    I just got word from the LEO... I will not disclose who the lady was.. but here are more details

    --Cut--

    A film crew was finishing 8 days of filming a documentary and a special effects smoke pot exploded killing [edit out name ] apparently instantly. No ID on the film company yet. Information is still sketchy. LE was out there late last night and all morning with the investigation.

    --cut--

    [Edit]
    Ok the name has been released, Terry (Mel's wife) was killed in the accident..

    http://www.gazette.com/articles/rang...-accident.html

    http://www.koaa.com/news/dragon-man-...dnance-mishap/
    Last edited by Bellum_Intus; 06-15-2012 at 04:12 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    I just got word from the LEO... I will not disclose who the lady was.. but here are more details

    --Cut--

    A film crew was finishing 8 days of filming a documentary and a special effects smoke pot exploded killing [edit out name ] apparently instantly. No ID on the film company yet. Information is still sketchy. LE was out there late last night and all morning with the investigation.

    --cut--

    [Edit]
    Ok the name has been released, Terry (Mel's wife) was killed in the accident..

    http://www.gazette.com/articles/rang...-accident.html

    http://www.koaa.com/news/dragon-man-...dnance-mishap/
    OMG! It was Terry??!! That's horrible! I bet Mel is a disaster! I can't believe that! Feel worse for his daughters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1supra View Post
    OMG! It was Terry??!! That's horrible! I bet Mel is a disaster! I can't believe that! Feel worse for his daughters!
    Yeah, bit shocked considering how safe they are out there. I'm wondering if the 'crew' didn't want bigger booms or something..

    I feel bad for his daughters as well.. I guess Mel saw the whole thing happen too.. =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    Yeah, bit shocked considering how safe they are out there. I'm wondering if the 'crew' didn't want bigger booms or something..

    I feel bad for his daughters as well.. I guess Mel saw the whole thing happen too.. =(

    --Rob
    From the news article, it sounded like the whole family was out there. I went to high school with his daughters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1supra View Post
    From the news article, it sounded like the whole family was out there. I went to high school with his daughters.
    Yeah, thats what i've heard too.. *sigh* ..

    My condolences to the family, Mel has been such a huge part of Colorado Springs for so long, I feel bad for him and his family. I could not imagine that happening to me, I have no idea how he was able to do an interview today..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellum_Intus View Post
    Yeah, thats what i've heard too.. *sigh* ..

    My condolences to the family, Mel has been such a huge part of Colorado Springs for so long, I feel bad for him and his family. I could not imagine that happening to me, I have no idea how he was able to do an interview today..

    --Rob
    We are praying for the family. Truly sad situation.

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