South Ga. man shoots self in hospital lot

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 1:38 PM
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WAYCROSS, GA. — A contract employee with Mayo Clinic’s Waycross hospital was treated for a gunshot wound Tuesday after accidentally shooting himself in the hospital’s parking lot.

Matt Lee Blue, 37, who is listed as both the victim and the offender on a Waycross police report, went to his truck in the parking lot at 5 p.m. to retrieve an item for a friend.

When reaching for the item, however, Blue’s .22-caliber revolver fell from the truck and discharged when it hit the pavement, sending one round into his leg, the report said.

The bullet went straight through, the police report said.

Audrey Laine Ellis, a spokeswoman for Mayo Clinic Waycross, said Blue’s injury was not life-threatening and an internal investigation has been started on the incident.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/31/13 - 02:48 pm
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Internal Investigation

I wonder if Mayo Clinic's Waycross hospital has a policy that employees and contractors may not bring weapons onto hospital property (including parking lots)? There are plenty of employers who do have such restrictions.

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itsanotherday1 01/31/13 - 03:10 pm
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Yea, I was wondering what the

Yea, I was wondering what the "offender" part was about.

Cynical old woman
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Cynical old woman 01/31/13 - 04:04 pm
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Two for one

Victim and offender! Lol

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Riverman1 01/31/13 - 04:04 pm
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Offender? Barney Fife must

Offender? Barney Fife must have written the report.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/31/13 - 06:14 pm
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victim?

Victim & offender....you just don't see that write up very often....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/31/13 - 09:28 pm
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He didn't shoot himself in

He didn't shoot himself in the usual sense. It was an accident where the gun hit the pavement and went off.

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