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Person Injured In Accidental Shooting At Arlington National Cemetery

It's unclear if charges will be filed in the wake of Monday's accidental shooting.
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It's unclear if charges will be filed in the wake of Monday's accidental shooting.

One person was injured after an accidental shooting in the parking lot at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

A spokeswoman for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, which responded to the incident, says the shooting occurred Monday, hours before President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Sharon Walker says the gun fell out of a cemetery visitor's car. Walker says the gun fell under the car and as the man tried to retrieve it, a shot went off and struck one of the passengers from his vehicle in the leg.

The shooting victim was taken to the hospital.

Guns are not allowed on the cemetery property. It was unclear Wednesday whether charges would be filed in the incident, which was first reported by ARLnow.com.

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