Woman injured in accidental shooing in Newport News

(Myreo Brown photo courtesy of Newport News Police)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A woman was injured after being struck by a bullet from an accidental discharge.

The incident happened in the 400 block of Logan Place Thursday night. Myreo Brown, 35, was arrested in connection with the shooting.

The investigation revealed Brown accidentally fired the weapon while cleaning it in the living room. The victim, 27, was cooking in the kitchen when the bullet struck her lower leg.

The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Brown was charged with reckless handling of a firearm.

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