Woman accidentally shot in buttocks at restaurant

A woman was shot in the buttocks while dining out at Raffa's Waterfront Grill in northeast Harris County.

January 14, 2011 6:42:02 AM PST
A woman out to dinner got shot in the rear end in an accidental shooting Thursday night. Police say a person with a concealed handgun license dropped their weapon in the Raffa's Waterfront Grill restaurant Thursday night in northeast Harris County. The weapon went off and shot a woman in her 70s sitting nearby in her buttocks.

"A loud sound, a big bang and I immediately looked up at the lights or a balloon or even a champagne cork," said David Welch, co-owner of Raffa's American Bistro.

Paramedics did not find an exit wound and took her to the hospital. She is listed as stable.

The weapon owner will likely not face charges.