ND woman accidentally shoots herself while trying to scare off intruder
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A North Dakota woman accidentally shot herself last week while trying to scare away an intruder.

Kristina Moberg found a man trying to pry open the screen door to her Grafton home about 11 a.m. July 15, while her husband was at work, reported KVLY-TV.

She grabbed a gun in the home in an attempt to scare away the burglar, but it accidentally fired into some woods outside.

“(Moberg) was startled when the round went off and accidentally discharged a second round, which pierced her lower leg,” said Assistant Police Chief Anthony Dumas, of Grafton police.

Investigators believe the second bullet may have ricocheted before striking Moberg in the leg.

“Not very good aim, but she’s in good condition,” said her husband, Kenny Moberg, laughing.

Police have not arrested the attempted burglar, but they have identified a person of interest.

Watch this video report posted online by KVLY-TV:

Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

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