4 People Injured in Accidental Gunfire at NYC Wedding Reception

Waldorf Astoria lobby
Waldorf Astoria lobby

A guest at a wedding reception at New York City’s swanky Waldorf-Astoria hotel was playing with a gun when it accidentally went off this evening, leaving as many as five people injured, officials said.

According to a Fire Department of New York spokesman, four people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries and one person refused medical attention.

One woman was grazed by a bullet and the others were iunjured by shattered glass or debris, police said.

The person who fired the weapon was taken into custody but it was not clear whether he would face charges, officials said.


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