Police in Seattle report a woman apparently didn't understand that.
The woman told police that she had been shot in the leg.
Officers rushed to the scene and started looking for the shooter.
But no one heard a gunshot.
The medics had good explanation -- the woman had been stabbed not shot.
And police say she accidentally stabbed herself.
According to officers, she had been carrying a kitchen knife in her purse.
The knife managed to puncture both its sheath and the handbag.
The Seattle police blotter notes: "Sometimes Crimes Solve Themselves."