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Woman accidentally shoots herself after hunting trip

November 12, 2018

DANBY, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a woman returning home from a hunting trip accidentally shot herself during the opening weekend of rifle season.

Police said 46-year-old Linda Alexander of Bellows Falls, Vermont, was removing her hunting rifle from her car in Danbury on Sunday when it discharged.

Police said that when she grasped the muzzle end of the rifle, which was sitting on the back seat of her truck, the trigger guard became entangled in some clothing and caused the gun to discharge.

Alexander was struck in the abdomen. She was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

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