The husband of a 46-year-old woman shot in the buttocks at their home this afternoon was charged with negligent assault.
Kent Scott told Springfield police he picked up a backpack from the floor when a handgun fell out. As he reached to pick it up, it discharged, Springfield police Sgt. Doug Pergram said.
Kimberly Scott was hit in the left buttock, and the bullet was lodged in her right buttock near her hip, he said.
"It was an accidental gunshot wound," Pergram said.
Police and medics were called at 3:23 p.m. to the home in the 600 block of Damascus Avenue. The couple was not arguing, and drugs or alcohol was not involved, he said.
Kimberly Scott was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and was later flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, where she was treated and released, hospital records show.
Kent Scott was processed and released from the Clark County Jail, Pergram said.