2 injured in accidental shooting

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EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Two people are recovering from a shooting, and police say it was an accident.

David Darnell and Naomi Walker are both from East Montpelier.

Police are investigating the case, but say it appears Darnell caused his handgun to go off while he was cleaning it.

Darnell hurt his leg, but is now out of the hospital,

Police say Walker has life-threatening injuries and is still in the hospital.

David Darnell's relative says he didn't mean for the gun to go off.

"Every bit of it was an accident, and it's one of those one-in-a-million chances that's just an accidental mishap that should not have happened but it did," Jenny Darling said.

She says she's praying for her friend's speedy recovery.