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Two injured in ‘accidental’ Hanover shooting

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Old Church Road in Mechanicsville (Google Map)

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Two people were injured in a Tuesday night shooting in Hanover County, according to Hanover Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Chris Whitley.

Whitley said one person in a vehicle traveling along the 3100 block of Old Church Road had a gun in his hands when the weapon fired.

The person holding the gun was shot, as was the driver.

Both people were taken to the hospital for treatment, Whitley said. He called the injuries “non-life threatening.”

Whitley said the shooting is being investigated as “accidental.”

“There is no threat to the community or cause for alarm,” Whitley wrote in an email. “In addition, we are not seeking any additional information or searching for any suspects in connection to this incident. “