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Woman Accidently Shoots Herself

Thursday, 01 August 2013

An East Knox County woman was moving a gun that she thought was unloaded and it discharged hitting her in the leg Thursday afternoon inside her house.  Forty-seven year old Rebecca Morell of 9305 Number 4 Drive was struck just above the knee in the 3:45 incident.  She said there was no clip in the handgun and she didn’t realize there was one in the chamber.   As she moved it from a closet, it discharged.  Detectives with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting was accidental.



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