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Rogersville police investigate two accidental shootings

December 21st, 2011 10:52 am by Jeff Bobo

Rogersville police investigate two accidental shootings

ROGERSVILLE — Rogersville police responded to two unrelated accidental shootings over the weekend including a woman who was shot in the leg with a .22-caliber pistol by her boyfriend Friday evening.

Rogersville Police Department Officer Steve Nelson responded to Hawkins County Memorial Hospital Friday shortly before 8 p.m., where he met shooting victim Joyce Ann Wilmouth, 53, 206 Gibson St.

Wilmouth stated she was at her home sitting in a chair eating about 7 p.m. Friday when her boyfriend, Jerry Wayne Burns, 55, same address, went to pull a pistol out of a holster.

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