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Woman recovering from accidental gunshot to chest

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A woman told police she knocked a gun off a closet shelf Sunday afternoon. A woman told police she knocked a gun off a closet shelf Sunday afternoon.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Huntsville woman was treated for anaccidental self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday afternoon.

It happened at the 3200 block of DelicadoDrive around 1 p.m.

The woman told officers she was retrieving acandle holder from the top shelf of her closet when she knocked a .22 caliberrevolver off the shelf. She said that when it landed on the ground, it fired,striking her in the chest.

She was taken to Huntsville Hospital andtreated for a non-life-threatening injury.

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