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Woman at Vandalia Range & Armory wounded in apparent misfire incident

Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 7:03 PM
By: Breaking News Staff

A woman firing a handgun at the Vandalia Range and Armory was wounded when a handgun being used by someone next to her apparently malfunctioned, Vandalia police Sgt. Flynn said. 

The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was hit at least once in her leg, the sergeant said. The slug that hit her came from the bay next to her.

An instructor attended to the woman right away and she was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. Her condition is not known. 

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Police and a medic unit were dispatched to the armory, 100 Corporate Center Drive, sometime about 6 p.m. on the report that someone had been shot and wounded there. 

The sergeant said the woman was part of a group at the armory. 

Police do have surveillance video and will review it, the sergeant said. He declined to give any information about the person's whose weapon malfunctioned, beyond identifying that person as a male. 

There were four stalls in use and each person was firing a handgun at the time of the incident, Sgt. Flynn said. 

No one is in custody as the investigation is continuing. The range remained open for business, the sergeant said.

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