2 charged in accidental shooting at Waldorf Astoria wedding

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Police have charged two brothers in the accidental shooting at a Waldorf Astoria wedding that injured four people.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m., at the hotel on 50th Street and Park Avenue.

Vladimir Gotlibovsky, 47, was charged with tampering with evidence, reckless endangerment and criminal assault. His brother, 51-year-old Felix Gotlibovsky, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence. Both men are from Brooklyn.

According to police, Felix had a gun in his pocket that accidentally went off.

Police on the scene of a shooting at the Waldorf Astoria. (Kristina Behr/PIX11 News)

Police on the scene of a shooting at the Waldorf Astoria. (Kristina Behr/PIX11 News)

One woman was grazed in the head by a bullet. She was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

Three other people were treated for injuries from debris from the bullet ricocheting. They were not hit directly by bullets.

A witness tells PIX11 a party had just begun when the shooting happened.

The gun was recovered at a different location.

Police retrieved the gun from Felix Gotlibovsky at a different location than where it accidentally went off during a wedding at the Waldorf Astoria. (Photo: NYPD)

Police retrieved the gun from Felix Gotlibovsky at a different location than where it accidentally went off during a wedding at the Waldorf Astoria. (Photo: NYPD)