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OH: Ashland woman shoots self in foot

July 18, 2012

By Linda Martz, MansfieldNewsJournal.com

PERRYSVILLE — A 34-year-old Perrysville woman is in stable condition at Samaritan Hospital in Ashland after a shooting accident this morning.
Ashland County Sheriff’s Captain Carl Richert said the woman suffered minor injuries while she was hunting a groundhog with a .22 Marlin semiautomatic rifle.
The 34-year-old took two shots and missed, and was walking with the rifle pointed toward the ground and her finger on the trigger when the rifle went off, he said.
On a semi-automatic rifle, “every time you pull the trigger it self-loads,”
he said. “She brought the gun down toward the ground with her finger on the trigger and it went off.

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