A woman was injured Sunday morning after she accidentally fired her gun in the Hylton High School parking lot.

The woman was walking toward the high school ball field for a sporting event around 10:26 a.m. when she realized that she was still carrying her holstered handgun, according to Prince William County police.

As she was walking back to her vehicle and attempting to remove the holster and gun from her belt, the gun discharged and fired a round, police spokesperson Sgt. Jonathan Perok said.

The round struck her in the lower body and the woman was treated at an area hospital for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

No other injuries or property damage were reported. 

Violet Christine Ross, 37, of the 7300 block of Golden Horseshoe Court, Springfield, was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and possession of a firearm on school property.

Ross was released on a $3,500 unsecured bond and is expected in court Sept. 30.

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I'm guessing her name is "Violet" and not "Violent", right? [beam]


Maybe not?


I guess she is Violent if she cannot remove her gun from her holster.

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