Knoxville woman accidentally shot by friend

Knoxville woman accidentally shot by friend


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville woman went to the hospital Sunday after her friend shot her in the leg.

Vivian Wright, 56, was visiting friends at a home on High Meadow Drive when Robert Wells, 69, showed her his handgun.

A report from the Knox County Sheriff's Department says Wells reloaded the gun and accidentally fired it. A bullet struck Wright in the leg.

Rural/Metro took Wright to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 

Investigators do not suspect foul play, but they are continuing to investigate. 

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