One charged, one injured after accidental shooting at Danville motel early Monday morning, police say

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Police say an Alabama woman faces charges after accidentally discharging a firearm and injuring another person in a Danville motel early Monday morning.

According to the Danville Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Red Carpet Inn at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, June 22.

The department told WFXR News that 42-year-old Vershan Hendrix from Alabama was putting her gun away when the gun accidentally discharged and the bullet hit a person in an adjacent room. Police say that person was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Meanwhile, the department says Hendrix was charged with reckless handling of a firearm, which is a misdemeanor.

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