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Accidental Shooting in North Seattle

On October 11th at approximately 4:30 p.m. officers responded to a 911 report of an accidental shooting at a residence in the 900 block of North 96th street.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a father and his adult son were sitting together on the floor of the living room portion of the father’s apartment.  They were showing each other their handguns and explaining to each other the proper way to safely load/unload and disassemble the different makes and models of each other’s handguns. 

The father had just finished showing his son how to properly make his gun safe and was about to hand the gun to the son when the father pulled the trigger.  The gun discharged and a bullet struck the son in the upper thigh and buttocks area.

(When the initial 911 call was made it was reported that the son had accidently shot himself). 

SFD responded to the scene and transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

This remains an active and on-going investigation.