Police: Alcohol a factor in Wolcott gun accident

Published: Feb. 3, 2020 at 8:57 AM EST
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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.