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Female shot in neck at Benton apartment

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A 19-year-old female is in the hospital after being shot in the neck, according to Benton police.

Lt. Kevin Russell said the incident happened at Fountain Lake Apartments just after 6:40 p.m. Tuesday when a 21-year-old was handling a firearm and it discharged, hitting the 19-year-old. Police believe, he said, upon initial investigation that it was an accident.

The victim's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, and Lt. Russell said this is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip.