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Woman recording video of gun mistakenly shoots her phone, investigators say

Investigators said the woman was using Snapchat at the time.

Investigators said the woman was using Snapchat at the time.  (REUTERS/Eric Thayer, File)

Authorities say a Florida woman injured her hand when she shot her cellphone while trying to make a video of her uncle's gun.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 22-year-old Regina Powell went to an Orange City hospital Sunday night with a small cut to her right thumb and index finger.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reports that Powell told deputies she had been trying to make Snapchat videos of the .40-caliber handgun when she accidentally pulled the trigger. Powell was injured by glancing impact when the phone shattered in her hand.

Deputies responded to a Deltona home, where they found the phone with a bullet hole.

No criminal charges have been filed.