On 05-14-2021 at approximately 2300 hours, East Wenatchee Police Officers responded to reports of hearing a gun shot and finding a male unresponsive in the parking lot between Cedars Inn and The Clearwater. Callers reported the male had been shot and was bleeding heavily.
At approximately 2302 hours, officers arrived on scene within 1 minute of the call and located the unresponsive male. The male did have a gunshot wound to the leg and was bleeding heavily. Officers performed lifesaving measures with the application of tourniquets and direct pressure. The scene was secured, and EMS arrived to transport the male.
After the initial investigation, it was discovered the male had accidentally discharged the firearm, striking himself in the leg. A firearm was located at the scene.
After emergency surgery, the male subject is listed in stable condition and recovering in the ICU.
The investigation is ongoing.