Man cleaning gun accidentally shot wife in North Philadelphia, police say

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Friday, January 20, 2023
Woman shot inside North Philadelphia home near Temple's campus
Police found the woman shot in the stomach.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police say a shooting in North Philadelphia that left a woman hospitalized appears to be accidental.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Friday in the 1600 block of North 18th Street.

Police tell Action News a man was cleaning his gun but forgot it was loaded.

The gun went off, and the man's wife was shot in the stomach.

The 33-year-old woman was hospitalized in stable condition.

Police say they are treating this shooting as an accident.

There is some Temple University housing on that block, but there is no indication at this point that Temple students or staff were involved.

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