Details are still emerging, however we do know that a Georgia man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter today as a result of the shooting.
According to police, 53-year-old Glenn Patrick Lampien was carrying a small-caliber handgun on a street when it went off and struck his hand, only to also hit a 68-year-old woman on the other side of the street.
Police said the bullet came from a small-caliber handgun carried by a 53-year-old man from Jasper, Ga. The gun accidentally discharged, and the bullet traveled across Helen’s tourist-laden Main Street and struck the woman in the side.
Bystanders attempted to administer first aid, police said, but authorities pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
We aren’t sure exactly what happened, except that it had to be negligence on the part of the firearm owner. Because of this lapse in judgement, whatever it was, we’re left with a life cut short and a man who will probably sit behind bars.
It’s really simple, folks. If you are going to carry a firearm, you’d better be responsible with that firearm 100% of the time. These is absolutely no excuse for these types of things to occur.
All signs so far point to this man being a legal concealed carrier.