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Woman accidentally shoots self during handgun class
Posted: 2007-08-01 00:09:05
FORT SPRING, W.Va. (AP) - A woman taking an advanced handgun class accidentally shot herself during a training session.
Michelle S. Cox, 50, of Alexandria, Va., shot herself in her upper left thigh with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun. Cox was taken to a local hospital after last week's accident at a gun range in Fort Spring. Her condition was not immediately available but Greenbrier County sheriff's Deputy Lt. B. E. Hosey said the injury was not life-threatening.
Hosey said Cox had pointed the gun at her body and had her finger on the trigger, a violation of several safety rules. But he said the shooting was accidental and no charges will be filed.