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Woman injured in accidental shooting

August 5, 2018

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 45-year-old woman was seriously injured after what appears to be an accidental shooting in a Nampa neighborhood.

KIVI-TV reports Nampa police were called to the home at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Officials say an adult female was in her front yard near her vehicle when she was struck in the chest by a single gunshot.

The shot appeared to have come from a residence across the street. Police believe they’ve identified the shooter, a 63 year old man.

Police say the shooting appears to be accidental -- the result of unsafe firearms handling.

The bullet appears to have gone through the wall of a residence before striking the victim.

The injuries to the victim are serious and possibly life-threatening.


Information from: KIVI-TV, http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kivitv

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