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North Carolina crime lab employee accidentally shoots self

June 14, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say an employee at North Carolina’s state crime lab accidentally shot herself while testing a weapon.

North Carolina Department of Justice spokeswoman Laura Brewer says the employee was released from the hospital after a few hours of treatment.

Brewer said in an email the worker was doing forensic testing Thursday at the State Crime Lab when the gun accidentally fired and she was wounded.

Brewer didn’t release the employee’s name or details of her injury.

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