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Update: Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself While Scaring off Intruder

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  A Grafton woman is recovering, after shooting herself in the leg with a pistol, while scaring away a burglar from her home.  Kenny Moberg says his wife, Kristina Moberg is in good condition at Altru Hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg.

  Police are still looking for the suspect in the case, who ran away, uninjured on foot.
  It happened at 441 Western Avenue in Grafton at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning. Police say a man was trying to pry open this screen door at Kristina Moberg’s home. Her husband was at work.

Reporter: “The guy was trying to break into her house and she takes a shot at him?”

Anthony Dumas, Grafton Police: “Correct, and was startled when the round went off and accidentally discharged a second round, which pierced her lower leg.”

  Police say they have not recovered the bullet from the woman’s first shot at the suspect, which flew back in those woods. However, police say they have recovered the second bullet, when the woman accidentally shot herself in the leg.

Kenny Moberg, Victim’s Husband: “All of a sudden she sees him outside.”

Reporter: “She took a shot?”

Moberg: “Yep. Not ver good aim, but ha, she’s in good condition, so.”

Reporter: “She admitted that she accidentally shot herself?”

Moberg: “They think it ricochet.”

   Some, folks who live around here, now have a different opinion about their neighborhood.

Jodi Johnson, Neighbor: “Yeah, I wasn’t expecting that. It definitely makes me think we’re going to start locking our doors, because we usually don’t.”

  Meanwhile, Grafton Police are still searching for the suspect in the case. At this point, they have not released any description.

Reporter: “You have a known person of interest?”

Officer Dumas: “Correct, yep.”

  Police still want to hear from anyone in the area who knows anything about this case or who can place the suspect at the scene. It’s information that will be used to prosecute the suspect, once he’s arrested.

    If you have any information about this case you can contact Grafton Police at: 701-352-1411

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