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Double shooting in Portland caused by handling gun recklessly, police say

Portland Police say reckless handling of a firearm is believed to be the reason an 18-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were shot on Sunday. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Portland Police say reckless handling of a firearm is believed to be the reason an 18-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were shot on Sunday.

Police say the pair was injured after they were hit by a single bullet that was fired inside a Jeep.

There were three people inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting. The driver was not injured.

Police say they were driving on Cumberland Avenue when one of the passengers “negligently discharged the firearm.”

The bullet went through the man’s hand and became lodged in the woman’s leg.

They are both recovering from their injuries.

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