Woman Accidentally Shoots Fiance in Leg at Fla. Gun Range

The shooting was ruled an accident after deputies interviewed witnesses at the gun range

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    Authorities in Manatee County say no charges will be filed against a woman who accidentally shot her fiance in the leg at a gun range.

    The shooting was ruled an accident after deputies interviewed witnesses at the gun range, the Sarasota Herald Tribune reports.

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    The couple was with a large group shooting at Manatee Gun and Archery Club in Myakka City on Saturday afternoon.

    The Sheriff's Office report says a casing flew from the woman's gun and landed inside her blouse, causing her to flinch.

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    She bent over to get the casing out of her blouse when the gun accidentally fired.

    The bullet hit the man in his right thigh, passing through his leg.

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    He was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

    The couple was not identified.

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