Woman accidentally shot after gun falls, discharges

POSTED: 08:19 AM MST Feb 09, 2013    UPDATED: 10:48 AM MST Feb 09, 2013 

A woman is recovering after she accidentally shot herself in the legs.

It happened just after 2:00 Saturday morning in the downtown area of Colorado Springs.

Initial reports indicated the woman was shot by an unknown person. After further investigation, police found out the shooting was an accident.

Police say the woman was getting into the passenger seat of her boyfriend's car and knocked a loaded handgun onto the floor. The gun then discharged, shooting a bullet through both of her calves.

The woman was treated at the hospital and is expected to survive.

No charges were made in the shooting, but the boyfriend was taken to CJC on an unrelated warrant.