Investigation Under Way after Woman Shot in Neck

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BENTON, AR — Police are investigating after a 19-year-old woman was hospitalized after a shooting Tuesday evening.

The Benton Police Department (BPD) says officers responded to a report of shots fired at Fountain Lake Apartments around 6:45 Tuesday evening, where they discovered that a shooting victim had already been taken to the hospital.

Detectives took over the investigation after officers found evidence of the shooting in an apartment, then contacted the 19-year-old victim at the hospital.

BPD says initial investigation indicates that a 21-year-old person was handling a firearm when it discharged accidentally.

The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the neck area, but BPD says they don’t believe her injuries are life-threatening.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or at www.crimereports.com

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