SAPD: Man rolls over on loaded gun, shoots sleeping wife

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by Jenny Suniga / KENS 5

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Posted on August 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 27 at 9:46 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A woman was hospitalized early Monday morning after police say she was accidentally shot in the stomach by her husband.

San Antonio police responded to the couple's home in the 7400 block of Pipers Bluff, off Loop 410 and Culebra, just before 3 a.m.

The husband told officers that he usually keeps a gun on his nightstand but that it somehow made it into the bed. He allegedly rolled over on the gun and, not knowing what it was, grabbed it.

The gun discharged, police said, shooting the man's sleeping wife once in the stomach.

Police said the victim was talking and alert while she was being taken to the hospital.

Investigators said they do not suspect foul play and are treating it as an accidental shooting.

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