A 35-year-old Lemoore, California man unloaded his .22-caliber handgun. He then went to reload it as he and his friend got ready to go out.
While reloading the gun he unintentionally discharged the weapon, shooting his friend who was standing in front of him.
The bullet struck the 32-year old woman in the hand, passed through her hand and lodged in her leg. She was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police declined to release the names because no charges have been filed.
Both the shooter and the victim were drinking at the time.