4 hurt after gun goes off at swanky NYC hotel

2015-06-14 07:55
(Mark Lennihan, AP)

(Mark Lennihan, AP)

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New York - US police have said a wedding guest's gun went off accidentally at New York's swanky Waldorf Astoria Hotel and four people suffered minor injuries from debris.

The shooting happened at 19:25 on Saturday in the Park Avenue hotel's lobby.

Police say the wedding guest's gun discharged and the bullet hit the floor.

In a briefing in front of the hotel, Manhattan Chief of Detectives William Aubry said four people were hit by shrapnel from the bullet or debris such as marble or glass.

The shooter was placed under arrest. He was not immediately identified.

A Fire Department spokesperson says the four victims were taken to hospitals with minor injuries.

The Waldorf Astoria is one of New York's best-known hotels. It's where the US president stays during the UN General Assembly.

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