- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

HICKORY, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a teenager in western Kentucky was accidentally shot by her stepfather, a Graves County deputy sheriff.

Investigators say Sgt. David Warner was at his home in Hickory after his Wednesday shift and was unloading an off-duty firearm when he accidentally discharged one round, striking his 17-year-old stepdaughter. She was standing nearby when she was hit.

The Paducah Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1U9ip5W ) the injuries were non-life-threatening and the teen was taken to a Paducah hospital where she was in stable condition.

State Police did not detail the injury the teen suffered.

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon requested that state police investigate the shooting, since it involved a member of his department.

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Information from: The Paducah Sun, http://www.paducahsun.com

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