Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Fix My Bike Or I'll Cap Yo Ass!
An Oregon state senator has been hospitalized with an accidental gunshot wound in the knee.
The Medford Mail Tribune reports that Republican Jason Atkinson, 37, was hit while repairing a friend's bicycle Tuesday.
Central Point police say a .38-caliber derringer was in a bag attached to the bike, and it fired when Atkinson dropped the bag.
A spokeswoman at Providence Medford Medical Center says Atkinson is listed in serious condition and isn't likely to be released before next week.
Atkinson represents much of Jackson and Josephine counties in southern Oregon.
He's a favorite among conservatives, ran for governor in the 2006 Republican primary and is reportedly considering running for governor again in 2010. The John McCain campaign named him an honorary chairman for Oregon activities.
-- Associated Press