UPDATE: 20-year-old man facing charges after accidental shooting in Campbell County that sent one to the hospital, authorities say

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UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: Police have identified the man accused of shooting a woman in the back.

Isaiah Megginson, 20, is being charged with reckless handling of a firearm as well as carrying a concealed weapon.

WFXR News has spoken with an investigator who noted that the minimum handgun age is 18, not 21, therefore, the third charge of possessing a handgun under the age of 21 no longer applies.


ORIGINAL STORY:

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A man faces several charges after an accidental shooting in Campbell County Monday afternoon led to the hospitalization of a female passenger in a nearby car.

According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to a call about a woman shot in the back near Mr. Goodies ice cream shop on Monday, May 4.

The sheriff’s office says the 20-year-old male driver in one car shot a handgun and the bullet went through his door, through the passenger door of another car, and hit a female passenger in the back. The female passenger was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, but the female driver in the car was not hurt, authorities say.

Officials say they determined the shooting was accidental, but the driver who shot the gun still faces charges for reckless handling of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and possessing a handgun under the age of 21.

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