PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Police say a shooting that hurt a man near southeast Portland apartment complex Tuesday afternoon was accidental.

The man after the shooting near Southeast 13th Avenue and Yamhill Street was rushed to an area hospital with injuries believed to life-threatening.

Police Wednesday morning said the man was out of surgery and is expected to survive. They say the man was shot while the gun’s owner was cleaning the weapon.

FOX 12 spoke with neighbors Tuesday night who said the incident is concerning.

Police say this is a reminder for people handle their guns safely. They say owners should remember these cardinal safety rules:

  • Always act as if your gun is loaded
  • Never point your gun at anything you don’t want to shoot
  • Never put your finger near the trigger unless you’re ready to fire
  • Know what is behind and in front of your target before you shoot

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Tammyjroberts

Please stoo making accusations. This was a complete accudent! My son would never intentionally hurt anyone. Evetyone is bloeing it out of proportiom.. She is hos best friend!


Just curious

Accident My Foot. It was stupidity.


Tammyjroberts

Keep those comments to yourself. No need to call anyone any names. My son didnt have stolen guns. He bought them himself and registered them as required by law. Accidents do happen.


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