Gun gets loose in car, shoots driver in back

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A woman is expected to recover after an early Saturday morning shooting, according to Greenville, NC Police.

The shooting happened in a moving vehicle around 3 a.m. Saturday near Ridge Place.

All four occupants of the car reported they were traveling on Hooker Road toward Ridge Place.

The driver made a right turn onto Ridge Place and a handgun belonging to the back left passenger fell to the floor.

That passenger tried to catch the gun and accidentally pressed the trigger.

The gun fired and hit the driver in the back.

The driver of the car was transported to Vidant Medical Center for treatment and is expected to recover.

The rear left passenger was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits.

The gun was legally owned and detectives determined there was no foul play involved.

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