Unintentional Shooting Injures Two People in a Southeast Portland Residence

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October 01, 2013 20:33

  

This afternoon, Tuesday October 1, 2013, 12:59 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 8700 block of Southeast Ellis Street on the report of a shooting with two people injured.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and located two victims, a male and a female, suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both people were transported to Portland hospitals for treatment.

A preliminary investigation indicates that the male was handling a firearm and unintentionally pulled the trigger, injuring himself and a female.

Officers have recovered the firearm and there is no risk to the neighborhood.

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