2 injured after being accidentally shot, police say
Updated On: Jul 14 2014 11:33:36 AM CDT
Police in Allentown are investigating after they say two people were wounded in what they're calling an accidental shooting.
It happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Cumberland Street.
According to a police affidavit, 53-year-old Rolando Reyes retrieved a handgun during a verbal argument with family members in side a home at 634 Cumberland.
Cheryl Sweeney walked into St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem suffering from a gunshot wound to her right arm, police said.
She told police she saw Reyes hitting her daughter, Heidi Depuey, with the gun. and when Sweeney stepped in to intervene, the gun went off.
Sweeney was hit in the right arm and needed surgery to repair the damage.
Depuey told police Reyes had pointed the gun at her boyfriend through an open window and threatened to kill him.
During the altercation, Reyes was also shot in the hand.
Police say none of the injuries are serious.
Reyes was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and recklessly endangering another person.
He's in the Lehigh County Prison after being unable to post $100,000 bail.
Copyright 2014 WFMZ. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Police: Dead baby found in trash; charges possible
Mom charged in case of baby found in trash bag
Derrick Redcay welcomed home by crowd of supporters
Police warn about cop impersonators and how to detect them
Pennsylvania sued by US over police fitness tests
Updating Bethlehem park rules is a work in progress
Man faces charges for having sex with 13-year-old girl
Bank robbery suspect, getaway driver nabbed after police pursuit
2 arrested in New Jersey wedding brawl
DA’s call for no licenses for 'illegal aliens' gets little attention in Palmer