NEWPORT NEWS-- A Yorktown woman is recovering from a gunshot wound, after her friend discharged his gun.

Sunday night around 7:45 p.m. police say the 23-year-old was hanging out with friends in the Denbigh area.

Investigators say a 24-year-old Hampton man discharged his firearm, and the bullet struck the woman. She was taken to the hospital, and she is expected to recover from her injuries.

Officers took the shooter into custody to question if the shooting was intentional or accidental. At this time, the man is not facing any charges.

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