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Father accidentally shot by son during reported burglary


Last updated 9/21/2021 at 8:26am

In what police said may have been an accidental shooting, officers responded to a reported burglary Friday, Sept. 17, inside a home on the 1700 block of 148th Street SE.

According to police, officers initially responded to a possible burglary at the home. They found a man who allegedly had been shot by his son who apparently mistook his father for an intruder.

The son fired the gun several times, striking his 63-year-old father once. The victim then called 911 to report he had been shot, police said.

Police said officers arrived shortly after the shooting and began rendering first aid until...

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