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Guest Accidentally Fires Gun During Wedding Reception at Famed NYC Hotel, Bullet Grazes Victim's Head


"There's a hole in his pocket. The woman hit was in no way the intended target."

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.

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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