Charges have been made against the Gotlibovsky brothers.
The beautiful Waldorf Astoria Hotel was the scene for a wedding this last Saturday. It was also the scene for an “accidental shooting” that took place at about 7:30pm.
Vladamir Gotlibovsky fired his gun into the floor in the lobby of the hotel and then handed the gun off to his brother. Most of the guests from the wedding were tight lipped about what happened and would not discuss any details. However the hotel is in full cooperation with the police and say that “the safety and security of our guests and team members are the hotel’s top priorities.”
So how does someone “accidentally” fire a gun inside of a hotel? The New York Post reports:
“The bullet blasted a gaping hole with burnt edges in his pants before the gun fell to the ground. Gotlibovsky, of Mill Basin, Brooklyn, was unscathed, but the slug ricochetted and grazed the head of Maya Rafailovich, 55, of Brighton Beach. She was wheeled out of the hotel on a gurney, shoeless and with orange straps criss-crossing her little black cocktail dress. A white bandage covered her forehead. Her eyes were open — and angry — as she was rolled into a Bellevue Hospital-bound ambulance.”
Injuries also included three people who were hit by flying debris (glass, marble and tile) and one individual who refused treatment. None of the injuries were life-threatening.
Brothers Vladamir and Felix Gotlibovsky have now been charged. Vladamir (42) has been charged with reckless endangerment, assault and tampering with physical evidence. Felix (51) has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence.
Now that is a shotgun wedding!