A woman accidentally shot herself in the leg in the parking lot of a Target in Stoughton on Monday night, police say.
Shortly before 7pm, Stoughton Police responded to a report of a person being shot dead in the car park outside the big box store at 1 Hawes Way.
The woman, who has not been identified, was shot in the leg, Chief Donna McNamara said in a statement.
After an initial investigation, police believe the woman “suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound”.
Stoughton Fire Rescue transported the woman to a Boston area hospital after being treated at the scene. His injuries are believed not to be life-threatening, McNamara said.
Police seized a firearm and said the woman cooperated fully with authorities.
The incident is still under investigation.
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