Somerville woman shoots fingers in target practice accident

A 22-year-old woman target shooting Saturday with family members in Somerville accidentally injured herself when the .380 small-caliber handgun misfired, said Cpl. Paul Newton of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

“She loaded it and went to fire it at the target and it misfired, so instead of shooting one round it shot seven rounds,” Newton said.

As a result, she had injuries to three fingers on her left hand and was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital to treat the injuries, he said. The accident happened at about 2:45 p.m.

“These things happen sometimes with weapons,” he said. “You’ve got to be careful with handguns.”

No charges will be filed.

Police investigate Middletown shooting

Police in Middletown said they are investigating a shooting early Saturday.

Officers said the incident occurred in the 2000 block of Brentwood Street around 3:30 a.m., but dispatchers declined to release any additional information.

Investigators on the scene have also refused to give any details regarding the circumstances of this incident.

Administrators for the Middletown Division of Police could not be reached Saturday for more details.

Local restaurant website compromised

The website of local eatery The Canal House Bar & Grille in Middletown, appeared to have been hacked Saturday.

Instead of the usual information about the bar and restaurant, the homepage was replaced with a message that read “Hacked by Team System Dz” and expressing support for the Islamic State.

When reached by phone Saturday afternoon, a family member of the owners said they were unaware that anything was wrong until contacted by a reporter.

Earlier this year, several Cincinnati and Dayton business websites were compromised by alleged ISIS supporters. Those affected included Dayton City Paper, downtown Cincinnati development group 3CDC, Cincinnati brewery Moerlein Lager House, and Montgomery Inn. In fact, the same group Team System Dz claimed responsibility for Dayton City Paper at the time.

Staff Writer Chelsey Levingston contributed to this report.

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