Local news reports
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.
The couple was not arguing, and drugs or alcohol was not involved, he said.
Kent Scott was processed and released from the Clark County Jail, Pergram said.