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Accidental shooting death of a Spokane County man

SPOKANE, Wash. - Sheriff's deputies Friday afternoon were investigating the apparent accidental shooting death of a Spokane County man.

A woman in 6200 block of South Chapman Road called 911 about 1 p.m. and said her husband had accidentally shot himself with a shotgun and was in a field nearby.  She told the operator that he had gone out earlier to kill a porcupine that had tangled with one of their four dogs.

Deputies found the 67-year-old husband deceased.  The wife reported that he had some medical issues, but it was unknown if they contributed to the accident. The matter remains under investigation.

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