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Father accidentally shot by son during reported burglary

Early on Friday morning, September 17th, a male was apparently accidentally shot by his son. Mill Creek Police officers arrived within minutes of being dispatched and the victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

By Corporal Ian Durkee, Mill Creek Police Public information Officer, September 17, 2021.

On Friday morning, September 17th, at around 12:30 am, Mill Creek Police officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting that had just occurred inside a home in the 1700 block of 148th Street SE.

A sixty-three-year-old male called 911 to report he had been shot. Additional information provided to responding officers indicated that there was a possible burglary occurring at the location and that the victim’s son had fired several shots from a gun, one of which struck the victim.

Our preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting was accidental and that the victim’s son may have mistaken his father for an intruder.

Officers arrived within minutes of being dispatched and began rendering first aid prior to fire and aid crews also arriving.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A canine track for any burglary suspects was conducted with negative results. No additional evidence was located to indicate that a burglary was actually occurring at the home or that any forced entry was made.

No suspects are believed to be at large. There is no reason to believe there is any danger to the public at this time.

Mill Creek Police officers and the Mill Creek Police Investigations Unit collected information and evidence at the scene and interviewed everyone involved.

The Mill Creek Police will continue to conduct additional investigation into the incident.

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