Joshua Tree: 83-year-old woman shoots herself in the leg

Image: James Case
Image: James Case

An 83-year-old Joshua Tree woman is recovering after she shot herself in the leg.

The woman, who lives on Verbena Road, was trying to render her .38 revolver safe when she accidentally pulled the trigger, according to Z107.7.

The bullet grazed her knee and caused a 2-inch long by quarter-inch deep wound.

She was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for her injury.