Woman injured in shooting

By Daniel Elizondo

The Hardin County Sheriff Department continues to investigate a Christmas night shooting that injured one woman.

Authorities responded to a shooting at a residence on Happy Valley Lane near Kountze on Dec. 25.

According to police, a man was handing a woman an AR-15 rifle when it allegedly slipped and fell with the butt of the gun hitting the floor, causing it to discharge one round.

The fired shot hit the woman in the upper, right chest area near the shoulder.

She was airlifted to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont by Air Rescue, police said.

She was initially listed in the intensive care unit, but as of Monday, she was in stable condition, investigators said.

On Monday, a followup on the shooting by Hardin County investigators continues to reveal no foul play.

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