A woman suffered leg wounds Friday night after the gun she was cleaning at her Mt. Hebron Road house discharged, sheriff's Sgt. Michael A. Jones said in a report.

Susie Ricker, 42, called 911 Dispatch "stating she was cleaning her Smith & Wesson pistol on her front porch when she inadvertently failed to clear the weapon properly," the report said.

The gun fired one time "in an unknown direction but it appeared that the bullet ricocheted, causing some minor wounds to her left lower leg," the report said.

Ricker suffered wounds "just under the skin," possibly from wood splinters or 9 mm bullet fragments, the report said.

Ricker was taken by Greene County-Greeneville EMS to the Takoma Regional Hospital emergency department.

Ricker's handgun "was placed into evidence for her to retrieve at a later date," the report said.

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