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Woman accidentally shoots herself following Crete gun class

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CRETE -- A 42-year-old Midlothian woman suffered a serious gunshot wound while putting her handgun away after a gun safety course last week.

Will County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a pole barn in the 25000 block of South Klemme Road in Crete about 5 p.m. on March 9 for a report of a shooting.

The owner of Fortress Defense Consultants, a company that provides a variety of firearm training programs, told deputies he had just finished an 8-hour firearms class when the Midlothian woman was attempting to put her 9mm handgun into its holster, a police report said.

The weapon discharged and the bullet entered her upper right thigh and traveled to just above her kneecap.

She was taken to St. Margaret Mercy Health Care in Dyer, Ind., then transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for surgery. The wound was not believed to be life-threatening, according to the sheriff’s office.



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