Gardnerville woman shot in Saturday night altercation. |

Gardnerville woman shot in Saturday night altercation.

Staff Reports

A 38-year-old woman was treated for a gunshot wound after an altercation in Gardnerville late Saturday night.

The victim's husband and brother were engaged in an argument when the woman's brother, Benjamin Dupreez, 35, produced a handgun to allegedly protect himself from her husband, Travis Belles, 38.

During a struggle for the gun, it discharged striking the victim in the abdomen, according to Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks.

The incident happened in the 1300 block of Waterloo Lane.

Dupreez suffered numerous contusions to the head in the altercation, and both he and his sister were taken to Carson Valley Medical Center for their injuries.

Douglas County detectives are investigating the shooting.

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