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Authorities: Scared woman, 78, accidentally shoots herself

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TOWN OF BURLINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in southeastern Wisconsin say a 78-year-old woman who was scared accidentally shot herself after dropping her handgun.

The Racine County Communications Center got a 911 call Friday from a woman in the Town of Burlington who said her mother was shot in the stomach.

Deputies arrived and found the mother was scared and had armed herself with a handgun. While the woman was walking in her house, she dropped the gun, which discharged and struck her in the abdomen.

The woman was taken to a Milwaukee hospital.

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