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Date Released: 8/26/2004
Subject: Accidental Shooting
Contact: Brenda Gainey, PIO
Case No#: 200405618
Released By: Sgt. R. Garcia

Location: Pidgeon Point

On 8/26/04 at approximately 1637 hours, Deputies responded to the 3100 block of Pidgeon Point Road in Humboldt County for a report of an accidental shooting involving three subjects. On arrival Deputies located a 36 year-old female and her two children, ages 11 and 9.

The family had been preparing to exit the residence to go target shooting when a shotgun was accidentally discharged. The shotgun pellets ricocheted, striking all three subjects. The family members were treated and released from St. Joseph's hospital for minor injuries.

The family members' names have not been released. The matter is curretly under investigation as an accidental shooting.



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