Four accidentally shot at the Manhattan wedding in elite NY hotel

Four accidentally shot at the Manhattan wedding in elite NY hotel

A horrifying accident happened on Saturday night. Four guests of the wedding, which took place in one of the most luxurious hotels in Manhattan Waldorf Astoria, were injured after the accidental shooting.

A horrifying accident happened on Saturday night. Four guests of the wedding, which took place in one of the most luxurious hotels in Manhattan Waldorf Astoria, were injured after the accidental shooting. 

One of the guests carried his handgun with him at the celebration. During the wedding that gun slipped from his pocket and fell to the floor. It is believed that the gun discharged upon striking the floor. The bullet ricocheted around the venue and injured numerous guests, according to the police.

NYPD spokesperson stated that four people were hospitalized. One of the guests got scratched in the head by the bullet, while others were injured by the glass, marble and tile that had been shattered after the shot.

The famed Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan

The famed Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan

The injured were hospitalized for medical treatment and released afterwards, police stated. The 55-year woman was the one who got a graze wound to her forehead. Others were wounded by different fragments of debris in their legs.

There was also the fifth injured, but he refused to be taken to the hospital.

A gun-owner, 42-year-old Vladimir Gotlibovsky was arrested at the scene. He was charged with reckless endangerment of a second degree as well as assault with criminal negligence and tampering with physical evidence, according to NYC police department.

A 51-year-old Felix Gotlibovsky was also accused of criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence at the same time.

9mm Ruger

9mm Ruger

According to a preliminary police investigation it was the 9mm Ruger that slipped from the pocket and caused numerous injuries while discharging upon striking the floor.

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