Woman shot in neck by intoxicated man unloading gun

DE SOTO, Mo. – A man may be charged after a woman was accidentally shot in the neck.

The shooting happened Sunday at an apartment in the 1200 block of Sycamore Hills Drive. When officers arrived a 32-year-old man said he was trying to unload a handgun while he was intoxicated.

A 21-year-old woman was accidentally shot in the neck. She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

A search of the suspect's apartment was conducted, and police say they found marijuana, a scale, and a grinder.

The suspect was taken into custody. His name will be released if charges are filed.


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