Accidental Shooting Leaves Victim In Critical Condition

Jeremy Reid, 28, of Fulks Run
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FULKS RUN, Va. (WHSV) -- A Fulks Run man faces charges after an accidental shooting in the town Thursday morning.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accidental shooting at 14480 Nash Hill Lane in Fulks Run. Jeremy Reid, 28, was cleaning a rifle and pointing it at a glass door, and in doing so he pulled the trigger and the weapon fired, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement says the round traveled through the glass door and hit Gene Bare, 56, of Fulks Run, who was standing outside a storage unit approximately 80 yards away. The round was a 7.62 X 37 SKS rifle round that hit Bare in the upper right arm, and went through the arm and lodged in his chest cavity.

Bare was transported by ambulance to J. Frank Hillyard Middle School, and then was flown to U. Va. Medical Center in a medical helicopter. He is in critical condition at this time.

Reid faces two charges: a felony charge for shooting from an occupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge for reckless handling of a firearm.

He was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.