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Woman Shoots Herself For Medical Attention

Wed, 06/16/2010 - 6:21am

An out-of-work Michigan woman shot herself in the hope she'd receive medical treatment for a shoulder injury. Kathy Myers says she injured the shoulder a month ago while playing with her dogs. The 41-year-old has been unable to see a specialist because she can't afford health insurance.

So she shot herself.

She was released from the hospital a few hours later. Myers told WSBT-TV in South Bend, IN that she has no suicide wish and wouldn't do it again. She did, however, learn that she has a torn rotator cuff and is now searching for a specialist who will accept a payment plan she can afford.

The prosecutor's office is going to decide whether Myers will face charges for firing a weapon within city limits.

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