Two People, One in Galloway, Injured by Accidental Discharge of Firearms Over the Weekend
JERSEY CITY — Two people were injured by the accidental discharge of firearms in New Jersey over the weekend.
Jersey City Police spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione told NJ.com that two children were taken into custody after an 11-year-old was seriously injured by a gun they were playing when it "accidentally discharged" on Sunday afternoon.
The gun was recovered from the apartment at Marion Gardens on Dales Avenue, Wallace-Scalcione told the news site. She did not disclose the circumstances that led to the shooting.
Wallace-Scalcione told WABC 7 Eyewitness News adults were present at the time, and a gun had been recovered.
In another incident, Galloway Police said a person was hospitalized after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot from a Sig Sauer .357 handgun inside a home on South Pitney Road on Saturday night.
Police said they applied a tourniquet to the wound and brought the person to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City with non life-threatening injuries.