Big Bear Sheriff Deputies & Detectives  

Shortly after 4:00 P.M. Tuesday December 16th, the Big Bear Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a call of an apparent accidental shooting at a residence on the 40000 block of Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 27-year-old male adult, identified as David Schweickert, at the 40000 block of Big Bear Boulevard location with a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Schweickert was treated at the scene by paramedics of the Big Bear Fire Paramedics and transported via ambulance to Loma Linda Medical Center for further treatment. Big Bear Sheriff Detectives will continue to investigate this matter.

According to the California Department of Justice, there are six basic safety rules for firearms owners to understand and practice at all times:

 Treat all guns as if they are loaded;

 Keep the gun pointed in the safest possible direction;

 Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot;

 Know your target, its surroundings and beyond;

 Know how to properly operate your gun; and

 Store your gun safely and securely to prevent unauthorized use.

For additional safety tips and information on California laws pertaining to firearms, visit the Firearms Bureau of the California

Department of Justice at