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Bullet Explodes In Woman's Purse, Shoots Her In Leg At Lowe's

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(File photo.)
(File photo.)

We can't blame guns for all the shootings in the world, because a Pennsylvania woman was apparently wounded by a bullet that exploded in her purse.

The unidentified shopper in a Williamsport Lowe's home improvement store was shot in the leg by a bullet casing even though she wasn't carrying a firearm, according to the Sun Gazette.

"Something must of [sic] hit the primer of one of the bullets," Montoursville Deputy Police Chief Jason Bentley told the paper.

The 56-year-old woman was treated for her injuries at a hospital and discharged.

The Consumerist notes that stories about people shooting themselves are old hat such as a man who blasted his crotch. But this is a new twist on a favorite:

You hear of people who handle guns improperly and end up worse for wear, but it's not every day you read about a person injured by a bullet that is nowhere near a gun at the time.

Jezebel writes that the lesson to be gleaned from this bizarre tale is clear:

You might also want to consider keeping any random ammunition you own out of your handbag

CORRECTION: The original source for this story notes that it was the bullet's casing that put a hole in the purse and caused a minor leg wound.