Published On: Mon, Apr 15th, 2013

Accidental shooting leaves one dead

The Cherokee Indian Police Department are investigating a reported accidental shooting that occurred on Friday, April 12 at a mobile home in the 100 block of Washington’s Creek Rd, located in the Jackson County portion of the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

A Cherokee Indian Police car is shown at the scene of an accidental shooting at a mobile home on Washington’s Creek Road on Friday that left one female dead.  (CIPD photo)

A Cherokee Indian Police car is shown at the scene of an accidental shooting at a mobile home on Washington’s Creek Road on Friday that left one female dead. (CIPD photo)

The EBCI Public Safety Communication Center received a 911 call at 11:35am on Friday from a male reporting someone had been shot on Washington’s Creek Rd.

The Cherokee Indian Police Department was notified. When they arrived on scene, a female had been fatally shot. The suspect was transported to the hospital for a possible overdose, and is in the custody of the Cherokee Indian Police Department.

At this point of the investigation, the names of the victim and the suspect have not been released pending the notification of family members and the on-going investigation into the cause.

– CIPD

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