Raleigh Police say the shooting occurred Saturday around 9 a.m. outside A Woman’s Choice of Raleigh. Police say the man fired his weapon accidentally, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
He was charged with possession of a firearm at a protest. Police did not release his name.
The clinic issued a news release criticizing police response to the shooting as insufficient.
“We have been asking for RPD’s support for years and they’ve been dismissive of the harassment, intimidation, threats, and acts of violence against our staff, volunteers, and patients,” the clinic said in its statement.
“Follow-up investigation revealed that the gunshot was fired from the victim’s personal weapon and that the discharge was accidental,” the news release said.
Police said the man had a gun in his pocket when it fired.
“After consultation with the district attorney’s office, it was determined that he will be charged with possession of a firearm at a protest,” the news release said.