Ohio woman hit by birdshot as husband checks gun

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Posted: Dec 24, 2014 6:18 AM

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Sheriff's officials in northeast Ohio say a man who shot his 75-year-old wife with birdshot as she sat in a recliner told deputies it was an accident that occurred when he was checking a shotgun to see if it was loaded.

The Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) County Gazette (http://bit.ly/1CHOtr3 ) reports the woman was struck in the head Sunday when the shot came through a wall at their home in York Township, near Medina. She was taken to Akron City Hospital, where she remained in serious condition Wednesday.

Her 77-year-old husband told deputies he got the gun from a closet because he wanted to use it to scare off geese from a pond on their property, and the weapon went off.

The sheriff's office says it's under investigation as an accident.

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Information from: The Medina County Gazette, http://www.medina-gazette.com