Woman Shot Through Wall by Neighbor Cleaning Gun

He got arrested, she got taken to the hospital with a minor injury
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 6, 2016 4:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Police in Colorado Springs say a woman sitting on a couch in her apartment was shot through a wall after her neighbor accidentally fired his gun while cleaning it. The woman was taken to the hospital after Tuesday night's shooting with what police described as a minor injury. Police say 51-year-old Frank Dawkins accidentally fired his gun and the round went through a wall separating his apartment from his neighbor's. Dawkins, who called police to report the shooting, was arrested on a count of illegal discharge of a firearm. (Read more Colorado Springs stories.)

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