Police: Man accidentally shoots girlfriend while cleaning gun

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PUYALLUP, Wash. — Puyallup police say a 22-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen as her boyfriend prepared to clean his gun.

The woman’s grandmother called the police Friday night to report that her granddaughter had been accidently shot.

The 21-year-old man told police that he was getting ready to clean a semi-automatic pistol when it went off. The woman was shot in the abdomen and taken to Tacoma General Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Police say the man was extremely distraught and is cooperating with their investigation.

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8 comments

  • hellomurica

    C’mon. “Remove mag, clear your firearm, double-check the chamber” is step 1 in cleaning. Hope she pulls through OK.

      • dg54321

        Both right. This guy needs to face negligence charges, even if he didn’t intend any harm. Tired of seeing stories like this where the person responsible faces no penalty for their irresponsible actions towards another.

    • NoMoOr

      My guess is that “cleaning” it was actually an excuse. He was probably just trying to impress his lady with his piece. Always be aware where it is pointed, loaded or not!

  • The Decider

    Clearly this guy is a freaking moron. Who cleans a loaded gun while pointing it toward somebody? If I was the person shot, I would make sure I pulled through solely for the purpose of beating his a** for being a retard.

  • Tony22

    individuals and situations like this is part of the reason why “The Man” tries to restrict Rights to weapons. Can we please start revoking weapons license upon idiots that cause harm due to negligence as well as violent crimes?