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The youth, whose name has not been released, may have been playing Russian roulette.

A Sherwood resident, a juvenile, shot himself in the head with a handgun early on New Year's Day, according to the Sherwood Police. The wound was fatal.

Officers responded at approximately 3:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, to the 23000 block of Main St. on a reported self-inflicted gun shot call. Witnesses reported the subject bringing the handgun to the residence and described him as playing Russian Roulette. Initial reports indicate that the juvenile was the only person handling the gun and did not ask others to participate.

The victim was neither a Sherwood resident nor a Sherwood student.

Washington County Major Crimes Team responded to assist with the investigation. The case remains under investigation.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue also responded, according to Stefan Myers, spokesman with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. The incident occurred at the Carriage Park Estates, a mobile home community.

Sherwood Police Captain Ty Hanlon described the youth as being in his mid-teens. He said it is too early to determine if Russian Roulette was actually occurring when the teen was shot.

KOIN 6, a news partner of The Times, contributed to this story.


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