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Woman injured after gun discharges when she sits purse down inside bathroom at restaurant in New Albany, Indiana

Her injury is considered non-life-threatening, New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey said.

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — A woman is going to be okay after she accidentally shot herself in the head at a restaurant in New Albany, Indiana.

Police said the woman sat her purse down while in the bathroom at Bob Evans and her gun accidentally discharged. She was struck and injured when the bullet ricochet. 

Her injury is considered non-life-threatening, New Albany Police Chief Bailey said. No one is was injured in the incident.

Police didn't release the woman's name.

Her incident makes the third one, just a few days apart in Indiana.

Police in Greenwood reported their second investigation into an accidental shooting at a mal.

Police said someone accidentally discharged a gun inside Greenwood Park Mall, injuring themselves. That incident happened Monday, Nov. 1 around 6:30 p.m., investigators said. 

Police said the 17-year-old boy who fired the gun will likely face charges in connection to the shooting. The teenager did not have a gun permit, according to police.

The first incident happened Saturday, October 30 at the same small, Greenwood police said. One person was injured after a gun accidentally discharged inside Greenwood Park Mall. Police said it happened when a man was handling the gun in front of a store.

No other details were released.

*Editor's note: The story has been changed to clarify that the woman didn't sit on the purse when the gun discharged. She 'sat the purse down' and the gun inside her purse fired a bullet.

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