Man accidentally shot in mouth at family gathering in north Charlotte

Man accidentally shot in mouth at family gathering in north Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was taken to the hospital after police say he was accidentally shot in the mouth during a family gathering in northeast Charlotte Thursday night.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 1100 block of Bilmark Avenue, near Myrica Lane. Medic said one person was taken to an area hospital with very serious injuries.

Investigators say someone was showing a gun to the victim outside the home of the gathering when the shooting happened.

The victim's name has not been released, but police say he is expected to be OK.

Police said the suspect was being detained as of 9:30 p.m. It is not clear if that person is facing any charges.

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