Woman accidentally shot as husband handled gun, police say

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - A woman was accidentally shot by her husband Saturday morning while handling his firearm, police said.

Authorities were called to the 1100 block of Vista Valet Drive on the Southwest Side for a shooting, and when they arrived, they found a woman with a gunshot wound to her shoulder.

"The man is saying that the firearm -- whenever he was putting the magazine in, it slipped out of his hand and it discharged. (The bullet) went through a door and his wife was in the bathroom and hit her in the shoulder," an officer at the scene said.

Police said the woman, who is in her 20s, is expected to be OK.

"Obviously when you're dealing with a weapon you have to be very careful," an officer at the scene said. "Training isn't mandatory like it is to drive a car, but yeah, it's dangerous. You've got to be careful."

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify what police shared at the scene.

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