Shooting appears accidental, woman in critical condition
December 27, 2012 10:32 a.m. - Updated: 5:03 p.m.
A woman is in critical condition after a man reportedly shot her in the head while showing off his handgun at a party, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.
The 20-year-old woman is not expected to survive, police officials said. Medics transported her to a local hospital before officers could arrive around 11:30 p.m. to the home near 1300 E. Newark Street.
Detectives believe a 20-year-old man allegedly fired a round by accident and shot the woman, the news release said. Alcohol appears to be a factor in the incident.
No arrests have been made, according to Spokane Police spokeswoman Officer Jennifer DeRuwe. Detectives are investigating the shooting as negligent handling of a firearm. The handgun was seized as evidence.