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CHL Instructor speaks out after accidental shooting in his class

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WHITESBORO, TX - A CHL instructor is feeling the heat from Grayson County Investigators, after a stray bullet hit a man about 100 yards away from the class.

Tuesday night, in an exclusive interview with KTEN, the instructor talked about the incident and the investigation.

Instructor Rick Ramsey says he feels terrible about what happened, but claims it was a freak accident that may have been the result of students not paying attention.

On Saturday afternoon, 7 students got a lot more than they bargained for when they came to the Whitesboro Rodeo grounds to earn their Concealed Handgun License.

It was instructor Rick Ramsey's first time teaching the class.

"Well I heard somebody hollering really loud down there and keep hearing 'I been hit I been hit'," said Ramsey.

"Three more inches to the left and he could've been hit in the heart and killed," said Grayson County Lieutenant, Ricky Wheeler.

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says a Sadler man in his twenties was fishing in a pond about a hundred yards away from the class, when he was shot by a stray bullet.

"I felt so bad I felt like, you know, this is my first day class and something like this happens right here, after they took him to the hospital I said this is why I keep on telling ya'll gun safety and you need to listen to what I tell you," Ramsey said.

The sheriff's office says the man is expected to be okay, but Ramsey could be in some trouble.

But because he is NRA certified, and it is legal for him to teach CHL classes, only the district attorney can decide what's next.

"We're going to be speaking with Mr. Brown and looking at this very hard to try to get Mr. Ramsey shut down, until he finds a place that is proper and safe to shoot at," said Lt. Wheeler.

Ramsey says he still isn't sure exactly how it happened.

"My heart goes out to that family, I would've never believed that would've happened out there the way that it was set up."

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says while Ramsey is NRA certified to teach CHL classes he's not state certified to qualify students for a Texas CHL.

For more information on obtaining a Texas CHL visit the link below.

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/chl/