A man loading and unloading a shotgun in a home on Holbrook Street in North Patchogue accidentally shot a woman in the leg Thursday night, Suffolk County police said.

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The woman was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for an injury that was not life threatening, Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyers said in a statement.

Meyers said the man, whom he did not identify, was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree.