Utah woman accidentally shot while boyfriend changed tire

Monday , February 18, 2013 - 8:51 AM

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RICHFIELD -- Police say a central Utah woman didn't realize she'd been accidentally shot Sunday until she collapsed.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Cheyenne Hibberd was standing near a pickup truck outside a home Sunday afternoon while she and her boyfriend and stopped to fix their flat tire.

Hibberd's boyfriend, 22-year-old Jesse Warenski, was reaching into his truck to grab a tire iron when his .30-06 rifle went off.

Hibberd started walking away from the truck and later told officers all she was thinking about was "taking a walk." She then felt pain on her left side and saw blood but kept walking. She then collapsed and Warenski called for help.

She was treated at a Provo hospital for a gunshot wound.

Police say the shooting was an accident.

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