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Police: Janesville man accidentally shoots woman in stomach

LA PRAIRIE TWP, Wisc. — A Janesville man is in custody following an accidental shooting that left a woman hospitalized.

Kolton R. Downing, 22, of Janesville, shot a woman in the lower stomach, according to the Rock County Sheriff's Office.

Rock County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 911 call at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 4011 S CTH G in La Prairie Township.

The 19-year-old woman has non life-threatening injuries and her condition is stable, according to officials.

Downing is charged with causing injury by negligent operation of a dangerous weapon, possession of handgun or armor piercing round during crime, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Downing will be in court Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Breane Lyga

Breane Lyga is the content manager at 13 WREX. She joined the team in 2015 as the 5, 6 and 10PM news producer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was 13 WREX’s assignment editor from 2017 to 2018.

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