The Arkansas City Police Department is investigating an apparently accidental shooting Aug. 28 that left an Arkansas City woman wounded in her upper left leg.

Arkansas City Police Department logoThe 25-year-old female was transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center for treatment and later was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for further treatment.

Officers responded at 10:22 p.m. Aug. 28 to a residence in the 100 block of West Cedar Avenue for a report of an accidental gunshot wound. They found the female victim sitting on the floor, wounded.

After further investigation, officers learned that another person inside the residence was attempting to a clear a .22-caliber rifle when it accidentally discharged, striking the female victim.

No arrests have been made at this time and the incident remains under investigation by police.

This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson.

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