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Father accidentally shoots 5-year-old daughter

Police stress importance of universal firearms safety rules as a result of near tragedy


Last updated 11/12/2020 at 10:13am

Mayor Mike Nelson said he will be looking for stricter gun controls after a 5-year-old Edmonds girl was wounded in an apparent unintentional shooting in an Edmonds home.

Just before 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, officers responded to a report of the shooting inside a residence in the 18900 block of 86th Place West near Seaview Elementary School. According to Police Sgt. Josh McClure, a 36-year-old man was “manipulating a handgun when it discharged.”

The round went through a wall and struck the 5-year old girl in the arm. She was treated at the scene and taken to Harborview Medical Center in...

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