Man accidentally shoots girlfriend while cleaning gun in Newport News

Posted at 10:48 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 23:15:28-04

Newport News, Va. - Newport News Police are investigating a shooting that sent one woman to the hospital Tuesday night.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Coral Court at 8:17 p.m.

Police say a man accidentally shot his girlfriend in the abdomen while he was cleaning his gun.

The woman was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.