On Feb. 3, Ashley Curry, 31, of Columbia, got into an argument with another woman in the parking lot of a Columbia shopping center.
Curry retrieved a loaded, .40-caliber Taurus pistol from her car and shot Jamie Roland once in the stomach.
Roland survived, and Curry was charged with ethnic intimidation, aggravated assault and related offenses.
She was not charged, however, with a violation of Pennsylvania's Uniform Firearms Act — the state's overriding list of gun laws.
That's because, "She had a valid license to carry a firearm," Columbia police Chief Jack Brommer said.