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Forks Township woman in serious condition after accidental shooting

FORKS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A Forks Township woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition Saturday after a shooting reported to be accidental, Forks Township police said. 

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of South Fork Drive, near Fieldstone Trail. 

The woman sustained a single gunshot injury to her side after a male resident of the household was displaying a handgun to another person, and the gun accidentally discharged.

The individuals are cooperating with police, Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney said. 

The woman was transported to St. Luke's Fountain Hill for medical treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police do not believe there is a public safety concern.

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