Woman recovering from surgery after 'negligent' shooting
A woman is recovering from surgery after being injured due to "negligent discharge" of a handgun that was being cleaned.
Officers responded to the 1200 block of Southeast Yamhill Street in the Buckman neighborhood around 3:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to a news release.
Authorities say the "involved male" remained at the scene and is cooperating with officers, who also recovered a gun. Police say there is no on-going risk to the public.
The woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment of "life threatening" injuries, but is now expected to survive.
"The handgun has since been taken for safekeeping while the investigation continues," officers said.
While no arrests have been made, police say the Multnomah County District Attorney's office will review the case for possible criminal charges.
• Always treat all firearms as if they were loaded
• Never allow the muzzle of any firearm to point at anything you are not willing to destroy
• Never put your finger near the trigger until you are ready to fire
• Always be sure of your target and what is behind and in front of it
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