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Woman accidentally shoots friend with Christmas gift

Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

Police said on Sunday a woman accidentally used one of her Christmas gifts — a Taurus 9mm handgun — and sent a man to the hospital.

The 25-year-old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg at a home in the 1600 block of Watervliet Avenue, according to the Dayton police report.

Police said when officers arrived they found the victim sitting on a couch on the porch and the 23-year-old woman who accidentally shot him was crying uncontrollably.

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The shooter’s mother is a nurse and she treated the wound with gauze and applied a tourniquet before medics arrived, according to the report.

Witnesses told officers the woman was showing the victim her Christmas gift when it accidentally discharged a round into the victim’s leg, according to the report.

There were no arrests or charges filed in the incident.