Police: Shotgun fired during gun control argument
Monday, August 27, 2012
ALOHA, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an Oregon woman fired a shotgun inside her home during an alcohol-fueled argument over gun control.
Washington County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bob Ray says no one was hurt but a neighbor's nearby house was damaged.
Officials say Susan Fleming argued with her 55-year-old boyfriend Friday night after learning he had brought his loaded 12 gauge shotgun into their Aloha home. Part of the argument included a discussion on gun safety, including how to properly handle a loaded firearm.
Police say Fleming intentionally fired the shotgun and blew out a hole in a wall about the size of a softball. They say she wasn't trying to shoot her boyfriend, who was in the room.
The Oregonian reports that charges against the 51-year-old Fleming include unlawful use of a weapon and recklessly endangering another person.