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Ala. Woman Shot After Knocking Handgun Off Shelf

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File photo of a gun. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a gun. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a Huntsville woman was shot in the chest by a small-caliber handgun she knocked off a shelf.

Al.com reports the woman was taken Sunday to Huntsville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The woman told police she was reaching for a candle holder on the top shelf of a closet when she knocked a .22-caliber revolver to the floor.

Police say the gun fired when it hit the ground and the bullet struck the woman in the chest.

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