Local woman claims son shot in eye with airsoft gun, files lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Feb. 7, 2013, 1:12pm

GALVESTON - Alleging her minor son was shot in the eye with an airsoft rifle almost two years ago, local resident Colleen Twing seeks damages.

Recent court papers filed Feb. 1 in Galveston County District Court claim Keire Tyler Gibson fired at Twing's son on the afternoon of Feb. 20, 2011.

League City local Beverly Foley is a co-defendant in the case because the event in question reportedly occurred at her residence.

Twing explains that the child was playing with friends in an adjacent backyard prior to getting hit.

Meanwhile, Gibson was in a bedroom at Foley's home and began shooting his gun from a window at the backyard fence, the suit says.

According to the original petition, one of the pellets struck Twing's son in the left eye and caused blood to accumulate in the anterior chamber behind the cornea.

Afterwards, Twing rushed the child to the emergency room at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.

She blames Foley for negligently supervising Gibson and allowing him to possess and negligently use the gun on her property.

"The defendant Foley did nothing to prevent [her] invitee, Keire Tyler Gibson, from engaging in this behavior," the suit says.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Lucas C. Wilson of Georgetown is representing Twing and her son.

Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the case.

Case No. 13-CV-169

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