Mineola Police investigate accidental shooting

The Mineola Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting that occurred Saturday morning at the Best Western Inn on Debby Lane.

According to Police, a gunshot was reported at the motel around 2 a.m. Saturday. When Police arrived they discovered that 27-year-old Amanda Soape of Mineola, had been shot one time. Soape was transported to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

After further investigation it was found that Soape and another female had rented the room. Police say two men stopped by the room to visit the women. One of the men had a small caliber handgun. Police say initial reports show that one of the men was showing the gun to the women when it was accidentally discharged causing it to strike Soape. Soape's injury was listed as non-life threatening.

No charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing. 

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