Police Uncover Story Behind Accidental Shooting

A woman, who was accidentally shot early Saturday morning in downtown Colorado Springs, is expected to recover.

Police say the victim checked into Memorial Hospital shortly after 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to both of her legs. She initially told police she was shot by someone in the parking lot behind businesses on Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street.

When police interviewed witnesses in the area, they uncovered a different story.

Police say the woman knocked a loaded handgun off the passenger seat of her boyfriend’s vehicle when she got into that vehicle. When the gun hit the floorboard, it discharged. The bullet passed through both of her calves.

Police have not yet charged anyone in the shooting, but the boyfriend, who has not been identified, was taken to the county jail on an unrelated warrant.