Sheriff: Woman shoots boyfriend in hip

BUTLER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Butler County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in the southern part of the county Tuesday night.

Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs says a man was shot by his girlfriend in the right hip Tuesday about 8:40 p.m. at close range with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Dobbs says it happened at 5104 Hwy. 142.

The man was flown to the hospital with serious injuries.

No word on whether formal charges will be filed.

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