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Accidental shooting  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 31, 2015

CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Media line:  425-359-9323 

ARLINGTON, Wash. –Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies were summoned to Cascade Valley Hospital located in Arlington, WA regarding a patient self-reporting an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Cascade Valley Hospital reported the incident via 911 at around 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31st.  The adult female victim was transported to the hospital by a friend with non-life threatening injuries according to the on-scene deputy.  The investigation surrounding the discharge of the weapon is ongoing and appears the weapon might have malfunctioned.  The firearm arm is legally owned and no criminal action appears to be involved.