A Springfield woman was arrested Sunday morning after she accidentally shot herself in the lower body outside Hylton High School in Woodbridge, according to police.
Officers were called to Hylton High, located at 14051 Spriggs Road in Woodbridge, at about 10:26 a.m. Sunday morning to investigate a shots fired call. The investigation revealed the woman was walking toward the ballfield for a sporting event when she realized she was in possession of her holstered handgun, according to Sgt. Jonathan Perok, spokesman for the Prince William County Police Department.
As she attempted to remove the holster and weapon from her belt, the woman accidentally fired a round, striking herself in the “lower body," Perok said.
She was transported to an area hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound, Perok said in a news release.
The investigation revealed the woman has a concealed-carry handgun permit. No other injuries or property damage were reported, Perok said.
Following the investigation, Violet Christine Ross, 37, of Springfield was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and possession of a firearm on school property in connection with the incident.
She was released on a $3,500 unsecured bond for a Sept. 30 court date, Perok said.