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Police: 22-year-old man shoots self overnight

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the head overnight in Spokane Valley, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to a shooting call at 302 S. Sullivan Road at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. At least a dozen witnesses to the incident ran when law enforcement arrived. Investigators interviewed remaining witnesses, and preliminary evidence suggests a man found with a gunshot wound to the head inadvertently fired on himself.

The Sheriff’s Office said alcohol played a “major factor” in the incident.

Those with information about the shooting are asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233 to speak with investigating detectives.

More information on this story will be posted as it is available.

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