By Associated Press - Sunday, March 8, 2015

BASSETT, Va. (AP) - Police say a woman and her boyfriend were wounded when a gun in her purse discharged.

The incident occurred Saturday afternoon as the couple sat in a vehicle outside a residence in Bassett.

Franklin County sheriff’s Lt. Phillip Young tells The Roanoke Times ( ) that the bullet went through one of the man’s hands and both of the woman’s legs.

Young says it’s difficult to determine what caused the handgun to discharge. He says the pocketbook was full of items.

The man and woman weren’t identified. They were taken to a local hospital.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,

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