Police: Man arrested after accidental downtown Atlanta shooting

Police have arrested a man after an accidental shooting in downtown Atlanta that sent him and a woman to the hospital.

The Atlanta Police Department said officers were called to the 200 block of Peachtree Center Avenue after reports of a person shot around 1:20 a.m.

When they got to the scene, officers found 20-year-old Laderrion Benjamin and 26-year-old Amber McKenzie suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to investigators, Benjamin was sitting next to McKenzie when his firearm accidentally went off, hitting both of them.

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Medics took both victims to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officials say both were alert conscious, and breathing.

During his recovery, officers arrested Benjamin and charged him reckless conduct.

The investigation is ongoing.

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