Update: Man shot in arm in Arbor Heights, taken to hospital

1:36 AM: Police and fire are rushing to the 3700 block of SW 106th (map) in Arbor Heights for a report of a man with a gunshot wound to his arm. It’s not known yet if it was accidental.

1:59 AM: The patient, a man said to be around 30, has been taken to Harborview Medical Center. Our crew is just back from the scene. Police there are still sorting it out but believe it was accidental and aren’t seeking any suspects at this point.

11:45 AM: We don’t have followup information from SPD yet, but we did check with SFD regarding the victim’s last known condition – “stable,” we’re told.

10 Replies to "Update: Man shot in arm in Arbor Heights, taken to hospital"

  • miws November 25, 2014 (1:52 am)

    I *think* I just heard E11 roll back by on 16th, heading back toward the Station.



  • AH Neighbor November 25, 2014 (2:17 am)

    Didnt the cops go there before for similar a year ago…

    • WSB November 25, 2014 (2:27 am)

      Can’t find anything in the archives so far.

  • Eric November 25, 2014 (4:08 am)

    Somewhat off topic, but I heard four gunshots Sunday night/early Monday morning around 1:30 am in the Westwood area. Apparently so did my neighbors. Being familiar with firearms, I know it definitely was not fireworks. Called the police, but haven’t seen anything about it.

  • PW45 November 25, 2014 (1:21 pm)

    When it comes to firearms discharging, it’s never ‘accidental’, only negligent. Calling it accidental perpetuates the misguided notion that guns are just firing by themselves all the time.

  • Jason November 25, 2014 (6:21 pm)

    Yeah PW45 I’m sure everyone thinks guns are firing themselves all the time. I am pretty sure most people take the word ‘accidental’ to mean ‘not on purpose’ rather than ‘spontaneously discharging for no good reason.’

  • Fitz November 25, 2014 (9:17 pm)

    There was a shooting there on 28th a week ago. What the heck is going on there?

  • MAS November 25, 2014 (11:37 pm)

    Actually PW45, the “accidental” in this context refers to the shooting of a person, versus purposeful. Not the discharge of the firearm.

  • pw45 November 26, 2014 (6:00 am)

    Jason youd be surprised.
    MAS, intent has nothing to do with it.
    It’s only when two or more of the firearm safety rules are broken when hazardous conditions are created. Don’t point a gun at something you don’t intend to destroy, treat all guns as if loaded and keep finger off the trigger until ready to fire don’t all get broken ‘accidentally’. That is negligence. No such thing as accidental when it comes to firearms discharging guys.

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