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Woman shoots self in parking lot of Athens supermarket

By Joe Johnson

An Oglethorpe County woman was injured Monday morning when she accidently shot herself while in the parking lot of Kroger on U.S. Highway 29 North, according to an Athens Clarke County police report.

The 53-year-old resident of Lexington called 911 at 8:16 a.m. to report the accident, and when responding police officers arrived, she explained to them that she was in her car, reaching for sunglasses in a purse on her lap when a revolver that was also in the clutch went off and shot her in the stomach., according to the report.

ACC firefighters tended to the woman’ s injury before she was transported to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

The police report noted that the officers checked parking lot surveillance video footage to confirm the woman’s version of events.

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