A 20-year-old Mountlake Terrace woman was transported to Harborview Medical Center Monday afternoon with “non-life threatening injuries” after her 22-year-old husband accidentally shot her with a .45 caliber handgun he had received recently as a gift.
According to a city news release, Mountlake Terrace police were called to a residence in the 6100 block of St. Albion Way at 2:11 p.m. Monday for a “shots fired” situation. The caller was reporting a victim with an abdominal wound.
The husband said he accidentally discharged a gun he had been given as a gift. “He told officers that as he was securing the .45 caliber handgun, it discharged unexpectedly, and the round from the gun grazed his wife in the abdomen and the leg.
Officers recovered the discharged round from a chest of drawers within the residence, police said.