A shopper at Lowe's, 701 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville, had to take a trip to the hospital on Sunday afternoon, following a freak accident in which a bullet apparently exploded in her purse as she was in the store, according to Montoursville Deputy Police Chief Jason Bentley.
"She did not have a gun in her purse or on her," Bentley said, adding that the woman, whose identity was not released, was not aware that she had two or three bullets in her purse.
"Something must of hit the primer of one of the bullets," Bentley said. "The bullet stayed in the purse, but its casing put a hole in the purse and caused a minor leg wound," he added.
The incident occurred about 2 p.m., but the woman did not seek treatment at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center until about 5 p.m., after her son encouraged to do so.
The 56-year-old woman, who lives in the Williamsport area, later was discharged, Bentley said.