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Woman accidentally shot in butt at store

CHINO HILLS, Calif., May 18 (UPI) -- A gun brought to a Bass Pro Shops store in California for use on the shooting range accidentally discharged, shooting a woman in the buttocks, authorities said.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office said a 52-year-old man, who was not identified, brought six guns to the store Sunday to test fire at the upstairs shooting range and a .45-caliber handgun accidentally discharged while he was checking the guns in at the store's front desk, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Ontario, Calif., reported Tuesday.

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"(The bullet) exited through the bag, traveled about 40 yards away and hit a female shopper in the left side of her bottom," sheriff's spokeswoman Tracy Dorsey said.

The guns were seized but no charges have been filed.

"We believed it to be an accident, but it is still under investigation," Dorsey said.

The woman received treatment for a minor wound, authorities said.

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