A guest at a wedding reception held Saturday in New York City's Waldorf Astoria Hotel was playing with a gun and accidentally fired it, authorities told WNBC-TV.
Still lots of police at Waldorf-Astoria after shooting at wedding- sources say it appears accidental pic.twitter.com/Eqrb2d6dJc— Michael George (@mgeorge4NY) June 14, 2015
A bullet grazed a woman's head — a non life-threatening injury, the New York Daily News reported — while others were injured by broken glass, WNBC said.
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Two people were taken to Bellevue Hospital Center with minor injuries, FDNY officials said. Two others sustained minor injuries and were taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital.
A fifth person refused medical attention at the scene, official said.
The 42-year-old shooter fired into the floor of the hotel’s first-floor lobby about 7:25 p.m. as photos were being taken at a wedding reception, the Daily News said.
He was in police custody after the incident, WNBC said.
"It's looking accidental. There's a hole in his pocket," a high-ranking NYPD source told the Daily News. "The woman hit was in no way the intended target. "
The source added to the paper that the gun was in the man’s pocket at the time the bullet was fired.
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