ALBEMARLE, N.C. (WBTV) - Officials say a woman was injured in an accidental shooting in Albemarle Wednesday.
According to the Albemarle Police Department, officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim at Atrium Healthcare Stanly.
When officers arrived, they were met by emergency department personnel and were informed a female had been brought in the hospital with a gunshot wound.
The investigation led to an interview with the man who was responsible for accidentally discharging a firearm that resulted in the woman being shot near the hip area.
The man was visiting the woman at her home where the incident happened.
The man and a family member of the woman quickly rushed her to the hospital, where she received medical treatment for her injuries.
As the investigation continues, and police say they will consult with the District Attorney’s Office about any criminal charges.