Shooting believed accidental

LISBON – A Westville Lake Road woman was reportedly injured from an accidental gunshot wound in her home Thursday afternoon.

Loretta Phillips was seriously injured and flown to Akron City Hospital. Her condition was not known Thursday night.

Chief Deputy Allen Haueter of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Department said dispatchers received a 911 call regarding an accidental shooting. When deputies arrived, Phillips was found injured and alone in the home. The doors were locked and there was no sign of forced entry.

At this point, Haueter said it appears the shooting happened as it was reported, but the matter is under investigation.