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Moses Lake Police respond to reported accidental shooting at Grant County deputy's home

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. -

Investigators are on scene and investigating Wednesday night after a reported accidental shooting at a home in Moses Lake.

Officers responded to an accidental shooting call at a home in the 1100 block of Lakeside. Police say 28-year-old Jose Rivera called 911 reporting that he had accidentally shot his wife. Rivera is a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff's Office and was off-duty at the time.

25-year-old Sydney Rivera was taken to the Samaritan Hospital by ambulance and later transferred to another facility. She was conscious and able to speak with officers when she was taken to the hospital.

Sydney confirmed that the incident was not domestic violence related and is currently in stable condition.

The investigation to this point shows that Jose Rivera was handling the firearm when it discharged, striking Sydney once. Firearms and a spent case were recovered at the scene. 

Rivera's four month old child was the only person in the residence at the time. 

Law enforcement says there is no indication that alcohol and/or drugs were involved in the incident. 

No more information on the incident at this time. 

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