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In idiot with a gun news

A woman is in critical condition after a man reportedly shot her in the head while showing off his handgun at a party, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

The 20-year-old woman is not expected to survive, police officials said. Medics transported her to a local hospital before officers could arrive around 11:30 p.m. to the home near 1300 W. Newark Street.

Detectives believe a 20-year-old man allegedly fired a round by accident and shot the woman, the news release said. Alcohol appears to be a factor in the incident.

No arrests have been made, according to Spokane Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer DeRuwe. Detectives are investigating the shooting as negligent handling of a firearm. The handgun was seized as evidence.

You can't regulate or legislate stupidity. What a tragedy for two families.




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.