Man shoots self in hand, friend in leg

Two men suffered gunshot wounds Monday night at a home in the 1700 block of Burwell Street.

Both were treated and released from Harrison Hospital in Bremerton.

Police responded to the accidental shooting at 9:16 p.m. Three men were present when one of them was shot in the hand and a second was shot in his calf.

“According to the third person that was there, all three people were drinking and smoking marijuana prior to the incident,” said Bremerton Police Department Lieutenant Peter Fisher.

A 37-year-old man told police he was displaying his .40 caliber FN handgun. The man said that while trying to unload the gun, it accidentally discharged with a bullet striking him in the hand and then hitting his 29-year-old friend in the calf.

Fisher said that detectives have sent a report to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office for further review.


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