Deputies respond to Olalla shooting

OLALLA — Evidence will be forwarded to the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office after a 27-year-old man was shot on July 6 in South Kitsap.

According to a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies responded to the “accidental shooting” about 5 p.m. in the 15300 block of Bandix Road SE in Olalla. They found the victim shot in the upper thigh.

A 30-year-old Lacey man told deputies he was looking a 9-millimeter Glock semi-automatic pistol that was left on a deck table. The man said he didn’t check to see if the gun was loaded.

While he was testing the pistol’s finger pull pressure, it fired and struck the victim in the left leg, while he was standing by a barbecue grill. The firearm belong to a friend of the victim’s.

The gun was confiscated by deputies and placed into evidence.

The victim was taken by South Kitsap Fire and Rescue emergency personnel to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma.


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