An 18-year-old woman found a .45-caliber handgun near her home and accidentally shot herself in the hand when she tried to handle it.
The teen, who police initially said might be about 16, but who is 18, was injured near 69th and Rockwell streets about 11 a.m.
The woman was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, then transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where her condition had stabilized
Initially, police were told the woman was the victim of a shooting that took place outside of her home, that she was shot by someone in a white SUV as she took out the trash. Under further questioning, however, the woman admitted she found the .45-caliber gun and was handling it when it went off