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Woman injured in Columbus Walmart shooting

A Clifford woman was hit by a bullet Saturday night while shopping at the westside Walmart in Columbus. That's according to a report from our news-gathering partners at The Republic.

Columbus Police Chief Jon Rohde was at the store at about 8 p.m. Saturday night when he heard a gunshot. Rohde told The Republic that 56-year-old Tony E. Ward of Columbus had been carrying a .22 pistol in a holster on his waistband. The gun fell from his waist and discharged.

The bullet went through a soda bottle in a cart and struck the right arm of 26-year-old Virginia Thompson, who was pushing her newborn baby when the gun went off. The bullet hit the outside of Thompson's arm and after treatment by paramedics she declined to be taken to the hospital.  

Rohde told the paper that Ward had a permit for the handgun and Ward was not arrested.

For more information: www.therepublic.com

Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the location of the store. It has been corrected.

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014 9:04:46 AM

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