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Florida man accidentally kills his twin brother, 23, by shooting him in the face while they were ‘joking around with guns’ in a parked car

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A man in Florida is charged with manslaughter after accidentally shooting his twin brother in the face while they were joking around with guns in a parked car outside their home.

Thomas Parkinson-Freeman, 23, was with his brother Mathias and a friend when the accidental shooting happened in Gulfport at about 7.08 pm Sunday.

They were talking and joking in the 1995 Nissan Pathfinder when Mathias took out a concealed handgun and pointed it at his brother.

Thomas responded by also pulling out a handgun, pointing it at his brother, and pulling the trigger.

Police were called to the 5600 block of 25th Avenue South following reports of gunshots from within the vehicle.

They found Mathias ‘mortally wounded’ by a gunshot to the face.

Cops say that Thomas formerly worked as a security officer and had been wearing the gun belt from his time there.

‘He had apparently been wearing the belt, with a personally-owned firearm, to show it off to the others,’ Gulfport Police Department said a statement.

The statement added that there was no indication of any conflict and that Thomas was not acting in self-defense when he killed his brother.

He told cops that he did not know why he pulled the trigger when he took out the gun but was acting on his training.

‘Detectives concluded that Thomas was not acting in self-defense when he drew and fired his gun because he told detectives that he was not in fear and that he did not believe Mathias had any intention of shooting him,’ the statement continued.

‘Thomas said that he reacted automatically based on training and that he does not know why he did so.’

A pipe with marijuana residue was found inside the car after a police search but it is not known if any of the occupants of the vehicle were under the influence at the time of the shooting.

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The car had been parked here on the 5600 block of 25th Avenue South. The twin brothers were sitting in their car with a mutual friend at around 7pm Sunday when the accident took place

Thomas is being held in at the Pinellas County Jail on a charged of second degree manslaughter.

Neither brother had a previous criminal history but had been cited for minor traffic infractions.

According to Newsweek, there are 22 deaths a year by unintentional shooting in Florida on average.

This is only the 25th highest rate of unintentional gun deaths in the country.

In an average year, 2,660 people die by guns in Florida, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.

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California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police

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Just throw in the “e” for effort.

A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.

“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.

Missing from the SJPD’s spelling of the word “heros” is the letter e.

Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.

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Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out

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The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.

On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.

Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.

An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”

There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)

Read More : Why America’s vaccine rollout was a total disaster – and what it means for the next few months

10 women have had severe, allergic reactions to the Moderna vaccine
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The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.

In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)

Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:

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For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.

“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .

Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.

“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.

People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.

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Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting

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PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.

According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”

“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”

According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.

The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.

Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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