Man cleaning gun accidentally shoots girlfriend in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the 500 block of Coral Court, Tuesday night.

Dispatch confirmed the emergency call came in at 8:17 p.m.

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

According to Sergeant Randal Bailey with Newport News Police, the girlfriend was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, no charges have been made against the man cleaning his gun.

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