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Police: Va. man says he accidentally shot into neighbor's townhouse while cleaning handgun

Paul Richard ELLER, 69, tells police he accidentally set off handgun while cleaning it on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Prince William County Police Department)

A 69-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting into a neighboring townhouse on accident while cleaning his handgun, authorities said.

In a press release, the Prince William County Police Department said the gun discharged into two bedrooms, leaving a bullet lodged into the floor, .

Police confirmed no one was shot during the incident and Paul Richard Eller was charged with reckless handling of a firearm.



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