Police: Man accidentally shot woman in Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a man was charged over the weekend after he accidentally shot a woman in Norfolk.

Norfolk police said 20-year-old Damon S. Keene is charged with reckless handling of a firearm.

The charge stems from a Saturday incident inside a home in the 1400 block of Gabriel Drive, police said.

Police said that Keene tried to take his gun out of his pocket when he accidentally fired a bullet, which struck a 20-year-old woman. She was taken to the hospital and was expected to be OK.

Keene fled the scene before officers arrived, but returned later and was interviewed by detectives. Keene was formally charged on Sunday, police said.

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