GOP Lt. Governor candidate Will Ainsworth’s wife injured in skeet shooting accident

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Will Ainsworth, the Republican candidate for Alabama Lieutenant Governor, said his wife Kendall was injured in a “gun accident” on Tuesday.

Ainsworth first broke the news over Twitter.

God was looking after our family this afternoon. We are on our way to the Huntsville Hospital. Kendall got injured in a gun accident, but is stable and ok. We are thankful it doesn’t appear serious, but covet your prayers while the doctors treat her,” he tweeted.

Later Tuesday evening, Ainsworth further addressed the accident.

“While skeet shooting with our family on Tuesday evening, my wife, Kendall, was involved in a minor accident and suffered an injury that required staples. Through God’s grace and the intercessory prayers of thousands of family members, friends, and supporters, the emergency room doctors who attended to her injury predict a full recovery, and she was released shortly after receiving treatment,” Ainsworth said in a statement.

“I will be stepping away from the campaign trail for a few days in order to remain home with Kendall as she heals.”

On Wednesday afternoon, Will took to Facebook to provide an update from Kendall herself:

I can’t thank everyone enough for all the texts, thoughts, and prayers over me. Yesterday afternoon was traumatic for our family, but we are praising the Lord for his grace and mercy over me! After school, the kids wanted to shoot skeet at our house, so we planned a family afternoon of it.

Let me say first, that Will is extremely cautious with guns. We had safety’s on, and we were using every precaution we could while shooting. When it was my turn, I aimed at the skeet, pulled the trigger, and then immediately felt excruciating pain on the crown of my head. I held my head, and turned around and asked Will what happened. We didn’t know! We just knew that something sliced my head opened. Will called 911, while applying pressure to my head to stop the bleeding. I remained fairly calm, and told the kids to go inside. Within minutes, paramedics were there, and took me to Huntsville hospital.

I never lost consciousness, but it was just extremely traumatic for everyone. We now believe that I was hit by a piece of the throwing mechanism or debris from a clay while I was shooting. The doctors who treated me said the injury was a clean cut and put in 15 staples that will come out in 10 days. I have a bad headache and pain around the staples, but Will is waiting on me hand and foot, so I’m doing just fine. 😊 Thank you to all that have checked on me and I’m sorry I can’t respond to each of you!

Ainsworth faces the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Will Boyd, on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

*Updated with Kendall’s update Wed. Oct. 31 at 1:43 p.m. CT

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