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Accidental Shooting of Memphis Woman by Uncle in the Next Room - No Charges Filed

Posted on the 22 March 2012 by Mikeb302000
The Commercial Appeal reports
A gunshot apparently accidentally fired by a relative in bed today went through a wall and struck a woman sleeping with her two-month-old daughter in South Memphis, according to police.
After a preliminary investigation, no charges are anticipated in the shooting that took place about 6 a.m. at a house in the 1800 block of Meadowhill, said Sgt. Karen Rudolph, a spokeswoman for the police department.

A 20-year-old woman was sleeping with her infant daughter in her parents' home when she was shot in her left arm, police reported.
Her 46-year-old uncle apparently accidentally fired a gun kept under his pillow. The bullet struck his hand, passed through a wall and hit his niece, according to the initial police investigation.
The niece and the uncle were listed in good condition at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, hospital officials said.
Like many true gun lovers, he kept a gun under his pillow while sleeping. And like many of his fellows, he made a little mistake. Luckily the neice or her baby in the next room weren't killed. But since it was an "accident," he probably wouldn't have been charged even if someon had died. That's Tennessee.
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