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One Injured in Accidental Shooting at Arlington Cemetery

Gun fell out of a cemetery visitor's car; discharged as driver tried to retrieve it

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    One Injured in Accidental Shooting at Arlington Cemetery
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    One person was injured in an accidental shooting in a parking lot at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.

    The shooting occurred hours before President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    Sharon Walker, a spokeswoman for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, which responded to the incident, said the gun fell out of a cemetery visitor's car. As the driver tried to retrieve it, a shot went off and struck one of his passengers in the leg, Walker said.

    The shooting victim was taken to the hospital.

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    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.