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.
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