A 58-year-old man accidentally shot a 54-year-old woman in the chest Thursday night in Falmouth, Massachusetts, authorities said.
Falmouth police and fire were called to 33 Shore St. at 10:40 p.m. Thursday for a report that a person had been shot following an accidental discharge of a firearm. First responders found a man and a woman inside of the home when they arrived on scene.
The victim, a woman from Middleboro, was found with a gunshot wound to her chest. She was treated at the scene and then taken by medical helicopter to a Boston area hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
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William Niemeyer, of Falmouth, was arrested at the scene and charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possessing a large capacity firearm and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.
This incident is under investigation by the Falmouth Police Department Detective Division and the Barnstable County Sheriffs Officer Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
No further information was immediately available.