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Woman Shot in Apparent Accident

A Westtown woman is in stable condition after receiving an apparent accidental gunshot wound to the face.

A Westtown woman is listed in stable condition after she received a gunshot wound to the face Tuesday night.

According to the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department, officers responded to the 800 block of General Howe Drive at 10:39 p.m. after a resident of the home heard a gunshot and his father screaming.

According to police, the 47-year-old male homeowner reported that he was placing his pistol underneath his pillow when the gun accidently discharged.  The 47-year-old reported that the bullet struck his ex-wife in the face.

After hearing the gunshot, the 22-year-old son of the homeowner entered his parent’s room to find that his mother had been shot and his father was trying to stop the bleeding.

The son then called 911.

Soon after the 911 call, members of the Good Fellowship Ambulance and Medic 91 arrived on the scene to provide EMS care for the injured 46-year-old woman.

The woman was eventually evacuated by helicopter to Hahnemann University hospital in Philadelphia.

According to officials the woman was conscious while she was loaded into the helicopter.

The incident is currently under investigation and police report that the homeowner is cooperating with police.

bert December 06, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Why does anyone need to put a LOADED gun under their pillow? That is such a low crime area, was the threat big enough to risk an accident like that.
Janis December 06, 2012 at 12:06 PM
"ILLEGAL ACTIVITY" is usually why someone feels the need to sleep with a gun under their pillow!!!!
Oldandintheway December 06, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Something smells fishy here..EX Wife ? placing a gun under the pillow ? Or using a pillow to try to muffle the sound ?

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