Accidental shooting leaves Columbus man hospitalized; girlfriend arrested

Accidental shooting leaves Columbus man hospitalized; girlfriend arrested

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A woman has been arrested and her boyfriend was hospitalized after police say he was injured during an accidental shooting.

Columbus police were called to Saint Francis Hospital around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday for a shooting victim.

When they arrived, the victim told police he shot himself in the groin by mistake. The 25-year-old man told police the shooting happened on the 3900 block of Willis Road.

The man eventually gave police a different version of that story; he said he was showing his girlfriend how to handle the weapon. When he put the gun in her hand, the gun went off.

Shabriel Graddy, 21, has since been arrested and charged with reckless conduct.

Graddy was issued a summons and has to appear in court.

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