Victim treated after accidental gunshot Monday in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A gunshot victim arriving at a local hospital for treatment caused a bit of attention with local authorities Monday in Jonesboro, but it appears to have been over an accident.

An unidentified female arrived at a local hospital Monday afternoon in Jonesboro with a gunshot wound, Public Information Officer Sally Smith told NEA Report. JPD didn’t learn of the incident until the victim was at the hospital.

Details were unclear as to the cause of the gunshot wound and initially, even area of the body wounded, said Smith, because police were called after the fact. As it turns out, police learned it was an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg.

Although exactly what happened hasn’t been released, Smith seemed confident in saying the incident was an accidental discharge of a firearm when speaking to NEA Report.

This story will be updated with any additional details when they are made available.


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