Police: Hubbard man accidentally shoots, kills self

Officials called it a 'tragic accident'

The scene near where Creed Brattain, 26, accidentally shot himself, Oct. 20, 2017. (WCSO)

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ore. (KOIN) — A 26-year-old man accidentally shot and killed himself while duck hunting Friday night, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded to the report of a shooting in the 19200 block of SW Cipole Road in Sherwood at 5:54 p.m.

According to police, Creed V. Brattain IV of Hubbard unintentionally fired his shotgun and hit himself under his arm while attempting to pull it up a small hill.

Authorities attempted life-saving measures on Brattain, but he died at the scene.

After a thorough investigation, deputies and the medical examiner confirmed that it was a tragic accident.

Brattain was hunting with a friend when the incident occurred. He remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation.