- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) - Officials with the King County Sheriff’s Office say a man shot his roommate after mistaking him for a raccoon at their home outside Seattle.

KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/7P2ZvN ) a man was shot and wounded in the shoulder in the early morning hours Wednesday.

A man living at the home near Issaquah told deputies some sort of disturbance was causing his chickens to act up so he grabbed a flashlight and a gun and went outside to investigate.

He told police he then saw two eyes in the darkness and thinking it was a raccoon, he aimed his gun and fired.

Authorities say the victim first told them he had shot himself. Later the victim said his roommate had shot him.

The shooter has been arrested and authorities continue to investigate.


Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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