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A woman accidentally shot herself in a Mass. Target parking lot, police say

The woman, who was not identified, suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg.

The Associated Press

A woman reportedly accidentally shot herself in the leg in the parking lot of a Target in Stoughton on Monday night, according to police.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Stoughton police responded to a report of a person shot in the parking lot outside of the big box store at 1 Hawes Way.

The woman, who was not identified, suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg, Chief Donna McNamara said in a statement.

Following an initial investigation, police believe the woman “suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Stoughton Fire Rescue transported the woman to a Boston area hospital after she was treated at the scene. Her injuries are believed to be nonlife-threatening, McNamara said.

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Police seized a firearm and said the woman fully cooperated with authorities.

The incident remains under investigation.

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