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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Woman shoots self by accident

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  • A 23-year-old woman is hospitalized after accidentally shooting herself Wednesday evening in the 600 block of Webster Street.
    Chillicothe Police were dispatched to Hedrick Medical Center's emergency room after receiving the report of a female subject with a gunshot wound.
    According to the report, the woman sat down in the driver's seat of a pickup truck, while it was parked in the 600 block of Webster Street.
    She then scooted herself toward the middle of the truck and picked up a 9 mm handgun that was lying on the seat, which she believed was unloaded. As she placed the gun on her lap, she accidently shot herself in her groin area, the report stated. She was later transported from Hedrick Medical Center by EMS to N. Kansas City for further treatment.

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