Spokane victim shoots self in abdomen

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 6:25 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.—Several police officers responded early Wednesday after a person shot themselves in the abdomen.

Authorities said it happened just after 1 a.m. on the 4900 block of N. Regal.

Police said they received a call about a possible shooting.  When they arrived, they found the victim with a wound to the stomach.  They did not say whether it was a man or woman.

Medics rushed the person to the hospital and said they are expected to be okay.

Investigators did not say whether the shooting appears to be an accident or a possible suicide attempt.  All they would confirm about the shooting was that it was self-inflicted.  They said they’ll continue to investigate the shooting.

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