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WORTH TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Pennsylvania State Police in Butler County shot a woman who they say pointed a long gun at officers.

Authorities were called to the Stoneworth Apartments on New Castle Road in Worth Township just before 4 a.m. Sunday for a welfare check.

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When officials arrived at the residence of 36-year-old Brittany Kitner, of Slippery Rock, officers were met by Kitner, who was holding a long gun inside her home. Kitner pointed the gun at troopers. Officers then fired at Kitner, striking her once in the hip.

Police say that the officer used his issued handgun to shoot Kitner, who was struck once. Officers provided medical aid on the scene while waiting for EMS.

Kitner was transported to an area hospital for additional treatment. The condition of Kitner is unknown at this time.

The Pennsylvania State Police and the Butler County District Attorney’s office are investigating the incident.

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