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UPDATE: Cops Investigate Gunshot Wound

Detective says husband shot wife when gun accidentally discharged at Northwest Landing Road house late last month.

UPDATE: Cops Investigate Gunshot Wound

This week, East Hampton Town police released information about an alleged accidental shooting that took place in Northwest Woods late last month.

Southampton Hospital emergency room staff reported a woman was admitted for treatment of a gunshot wound to town police on Oct. 30 at about 2:15 p.m.

Detectives interviewed the 42-year-old East Hampton woman at the hospital and she told them she was cleaning a house that she was moving into on Northwest Landing Road. "While moving some furniture, she sustained a gunshot wound," she told police.

Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said that the true story eventually came: She was accidently shot by her husband, who picked up a gun he found in the house as they were moving in and it accidently discharged. 

She was taken in a private vehicle to the hospital, where she was treated and released. 

Police ascertained that she was shot with a birdshot of .22 caliber round and had eight pellets lodged in her shoulder. Two of the pellets were removed at the hospital. 

According to the incident report police released this week, police logged three types of guns; a Marlin .22 caliber bolt action rifle with a wooden stock, a .177 caliber pellet gun, carbon dioxide powered, and a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. Several boxes of .22 caliber ammunition was also logged. 

Anderson said he believed the weapons were seized for investigative purposes, but that there was no reason to believe the weapons wouldn't be returned to their rightful owner. 

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