Accidental shooting in Hyrum sends one woman to the hospital

LOGAN — A 58-year-old Hyrum woman was hospitalized Wednesday night after her husband accidentally shot her with a handgun.

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said Annette Randall was shot in the upper thigh from a .45 caliber pistol, being handled by her husband, 61-year-old Bryant Randall.

According to investigators, Annette was sitting on a couch while Bryant was preparing for a hunting trip. Bryant was handling the .45 caliber handgun when it discharged, striking Annette. The bullet fragmented and exited the back of Annette’s leg.

Deputies and paramedics were called to the couple’s home at 164 South 1100 East in Hyrum around 8:30 p.m. Annette was treated on scene by EMT’s from the Hyrum City Fire Department and paramedics from the Logan City Fire Department. She was transported by ambulance to Logan Regional Hospital where she received initial treatment. She was later flown by medical helicopter to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden.

Investigators believe the shooting was accidental but are still investigating.

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