Woman shot at Williston Walmart shot herself, records say

WILLISTON, N.D. – The woman who reported that she had been shot at the Williston Walmart last week instead accidentally shot herself, according to court records.

Alexandra Simon is charged in Williams County District Court with reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, and discharging a firearm in city limits, a Class B misdemeanor.

Court records say Williston police responded early Friday to a report that a woman had been shot in the Walmart area. Officers located Simon in the bathroom of Lonnie’s, a café near Walmart, and Simon told an officer she had been shot by one male in a group of three males.

However, the officer located a pistol in Simon’s purse and Simon then said the shooting could have been an accident but she didn’t remember how it happened, court records say. Court records accuse Simon of shooting herself in both legs while she was within one foot of at least one other individual.

Officers also observed a spoon with white residue consistent with methamphetamine inside the purse, as well as bras with Walmart price tags still attached. Simon also is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C felony.

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