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Wedding Guest Accidentally Shoots Gun at Waldorf Astoria, 5 Injured

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    5 Hurt in Accidental Shooting at Waldorf Astoria Hotel: Authorities

    Five people were injured Saturday during an accidental shooting at a wedding party at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City authorities said. (Published Saturday, June 13, 2015)

    Five people were injured Saturday during an accidental shooting at a wedding reception at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City authorities said.

    A guest at the wedding identified as Vladimir Gotlibovsky, 42, was playing with a gun at about 7:20 p.m. when it accidentally fired, police sources told NBC 4 New York.

    The bullet grazed a woman's head, the source said. Others were injured by broken glass.

    Gotlibovsky was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, assault and tampering with physical evidence.

    Two people were taken to Bellevue Hospital Center with minor injuries, FDNY officials said. Two others sustained minor injuries and were taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital.

    A fifth person refused medical attention at the scene, official said.

    The hotel issued a statement on the incident saying "as the safety and security of our guests and team members are the hotel's top priorities, the Waldorf Astoria New York is cooperating fully with local authorities on this matter."