KSP: Woman accidentally shot as her son dismounted from horse

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SANDY HOOK, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police say a Morehead woman was accidentally shot as her son dismounted from a horse. Investigators say it happened early Wednesday evening on Stamper Ridge in Elliott County. State Police say as the young man was trying to get down off a horse, his .22 caliber pistol fell out of his holster to the ground and discharged, with the bullet hitting his mother in the upper left flank.

Investigators say 39-year old Jereen R. Stamper was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, where she was listed in stable condition. The incident remains under investigation by State Police.