Authorities say a man was cleaning the firearm when it discharged and struck his wife in the leg.
Fayette County authorities are investigating an accidental shooting from Thursday. According to a press release, deputies responded to a residence where 61-year-old Maltie Mootispaw, of Washington CH, had been shot in the leg. Authorities say her husband, Pearl Mootispaw, was cleaning the firearm when it discharged.
Maltie was taken to Fayette County Memorial Hospital and then later flown to Grant Medical Center.
Although authorities believe this to be an accident, they say it remains under investigation.