Police: Alcohol a factor in Wolcott gun accident

WOLCOTT, Vt. (WCAX) A woman has been hospitalized after accidentally shooting herself in the leg at a hunting camp in Wolcott Saturday.

Police say Amy Morrison, 35, of Chester, New Hampshire, and three other people were target shooting. They say Morrison was attempting to load her .22-magnum revolver when it went off, hitting her in the upper right thigh.

Police say witnesses applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding while she was rushed to the hospital.

The Lamoille County Sheriff's Department says Morrison's injury was not life-threatening. They also say alcohol appeared to play a factor in the incident.