Shawnee man accidentally shoots self, wife


SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — A Shawnee man not only managed to shoot a bullet through his hand, but he also shot his wife’s leg Saturday night.

The shooting is believed to be accidental, said a spokesperson for the Shawnee Township Police Department, but remains under investigation.

Police say the man was handling a gun at 9:09 p.m. at 2046 Sandy Lane when it went off and the bullet went through his hand and struck his wife in the leg.

No names have been released.

The couple were transported to Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

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