- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Authorities in Newport News are investigating after they say a man accidentally shot his girlfriend while he was cleaning his gun.

Local media outlets report that the shooting happened Tuesday around 8 p.m.

Newport News police say that while a man was cleaning his gun, the gun fired and accidentally shot his girlfriend in the abdomen.

Newport News police Sgt. Randal Bailey says the woman was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed as of Tuesday night.

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