Bristol woman accused of illegally discharging gun, shooting self

Published on Thursday, 18 August 2022 16:01


BRISTOL – A city woman faces felony and misdemeanor charges for firing a gun in May, shooting herself.

Karenlynne Gatling, 22, of 20 Landry St., was arrested last week and charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, illegal discharge of a firearm and illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle. 

Police this week said they believe Gatling was parked in a vehicle on Landry Street on May 20 when she shot herself in the leg. The injury was not considered life-threatening, police said.

According to police, Gatling was not very forthright with investigators. Police said they could not say whether or not the discharge of the gun was accidental, though they added that it did not appear to be any kind of intended self-harm.

Police said Gatling gave very vague, inconsistent statements during the investigation. They investigated after receiving an anonymous call about the shot being fired.

Gatling was freed from custody after her arrest last week. She is scheduled to be arraigned next week in New Britain Superior Court.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or  

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Thursday, 18 August 2022 16:01. Updated: Thursday, 18 August 2022 16:03.