Woman Accidentally Shoots Fiance in Leg at Fla. Gun Range

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

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013  |  Updated 3:59 PM EDT
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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.

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.

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.

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

The couple was not identified.

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