WOODBURN, Ore. (KOIN 6) – One person was flown to a Portland area hospital after an “accidental” shooting in a Safeway parking lot on Sunday.
Police said preliminary information indicated that someone in an SUV in the grocery store’s parking lot was showing the others in the vehicle a handgun when it went off, shooting a man in the back seat.
LifeFlight transported the man to a Portland trauma hospital.
Authorities said the other people in the SUV were cooperating, and the suspected shooter was very remorseful about what happened.
Police said if a person is going to show off a gun, it should be done responsibly.
“You should do it in a safe environment, not a moving vehicle. That’s the first thing I would say out of this case,” said Woodburn Police Department Sgt. Jason Millican.
At this point, the man who fired the gun has not been charged with a crime.