‘Accidental’ shooting in Woodburn leaves 1 hurt

Police say man was showing off gun inside SUV in Safeway parking lot when it 'accidentally' fired

Police on the scene of an"accidental" shooting inside an SUV at a Safeway parking lot in Woodburn on July 20, 2014. (KOIN 6)
Police on the scene of an"accidental" shooting inside an SUV at a Safeway parking lot in Woodburn on July 20, 2014. (KOIN 6)

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.

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