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UPDATE: Police say shooting in Kleiner Park was actually a "negligent discharge"
Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 10:26:28-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — UPDATE: Meridian Police said in a news release a woman who said she had been shot while exercising at Kleiner Park admitted she had a negligent discharge. Officers found evidence and confronted the woman about the incident.

The release says a handgun was recovered in the subjects' home. The case will now be forwarded to the prosecuting attorney's office for review of charges.

ORIGINAL STORY: This article was originally published by Rachel Roberts of the Idaho Statesman.

Police are investigating a Saturday morning shooting at Kleiner Park in Meridian, according to a news release from the Meridian Police Department.

Officers were sent about 5:18 a.m. to a home in the 3800 block of Tahiti Court, where a woman in her 50s told officers she had been shot while exercising at the park.

The woman said she felt a sharp pain in her abdomen while exercising and told police she did not hear or see anything at the time. She walked home to look at her injury and discovered it was a gunshot wound.

The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she underwent surgery. She was in stable condition.

Police are asking anyone in or around Kleiner Park between 5 and 5:30 a.m. Saturday to contact the Meridian Police Department at 208-888-6678. Callers can remain anonymous and could earn a reward up to $1,000 if their tip leads to a felony arrest.