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California woman hurt in auto mishap after firing shots

Posted at 4:13 PM, Oct 06, 2019

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A southern California woman was injured when her vehicle rolled over her leg after she was disarmed by a member of a group she threatened with a rifle.

The Ventura County Star reported Saturday that the 89-year-old woman suffered head and ankle injuries and was transported to a hospital.

Authorities say she was frightened by about nine people on her property near Piru and fired two shots into a hillside.

Officials say the group from a nearby shooting range included an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer.

The woman confronted the group and a man took her rifle, but the woman fell from her truck and it ran over her leg and rolled off a cliff.

Authorities say neither side pursued prosecution of trespassing and brandishing a firearm misdemeanors.