Gun goes off at Westgate parking lot in Glendale, 1 woman injured
PHOENIX — A woman was hospitalized after she was accidentally shot in the hand at Westgate in Glendale Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Police responded to the entertainment district near Glendale Avenue and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway around 12:40 p.m. about reports of shots fired, the Glendale Police Department said in a press release.
They said information at the scene suggested two woman — who arrived together — were walking through the parking lot to their vehicle when one reached into her purse, which was when the handgun fell to the ground.
The gun discharged and struck the other woman in her hand.
She was taken to the emergency room for treatment.
Police were investigating the scene around 1:30 p.m.
No additional information was available.