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.