Sioux Falls Man Charged with Reckless Discharge After Shooting

UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been set up for a Sioux Falls mother who lost her unborn baby after being shot in the leg while her husband was cleaning his gun.

Police say 22-year-old Sheldon Robert Pettibone was cleaning his gun at an apartment in the 5200 block of West 47th Street when it accidentally discharged, on Sunday.

According to the GoFundMe page set up by the victim’s sister, the 23-year-old mother was pregnant and lost the baby.

Pettibone is charged with simple assault domestic and reckless discharge of a firearm. Police say the investigation is still ongoing and that more charges may be coming.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Sioux Falls man is behind bars after a “negligent discharge” of a firearm sent one of his relatives to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Police say 22-year-old Sheldon Robert Pettibone was cleaning his gun at an apartment in the 5200 block of West 47th Street when it discharged, on Sunday.  The bullet struck his 23-year-old relative in the leg and she was transported to the hospital.

Pettibone is charged with simple assault domestic and reckless discharge of a firearm. Police say the investigation is still ongoing and that Pettibone may be charged with more.

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