dougcountysherlogoOn October 28, 2021 at approximately 2:52 PM, Douglas County Deputies were dispatched to 15th Street and Douglas Avenue in Bridgeport for a report of a male subject who had been shot.

When Deputies arrived they found a 25 year old male, of Bridgeport, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Deputies provided medical assistance until the Ambulance arrived and transported him to the Hospital.

Due to the proximity of the incident to the school, Deputies requested the schools “Lock down”.

After Deputies determined the area was safe, the School released the students.

The incident is under an active investigation.

I would like to thank the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol, Washington State Fish and Game, and Brewster Police Department for their response and assistance.

It is believed this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate community risk.

Sheriff Kevin W. Morris