Police: Man Taking off Shorts Shoots Girlfriend

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita police say a woman is recovering
after being injured in a strange shooting.

Police say the 19-year-old was shot in the chest Monday when her
boyfriend began taking off his shorts as they walked along a city
street.

Lt. Randy Reynolds say a gun the 18-year-old boyfriend was
carrying in waistband fell to the ground and fired, hitting the
woman.

Reynolds says the Wichita man first told police a car had driven
by and fired shots at the couple, but later changed his story.

The man was arrested. Police did not say why he was taking off
his shorts on a city street.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the woman is hospitalized but her
wounds are not life-threatening.
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Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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