Bellingham woman lied about masked gunman, shot herself

Bellingham woman lied about masked gunman, shot herself

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Bellingham woman lied about masked gunman, shot herself

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 8 at 6:55 PM

The woman who said she was shot in the chest by a masked gunman admitted that she lied today, according to Bellingham police. The woman told police she accidentally shot herself.

Police are no longer looking for a suspect.

The incident occurred around 9 a.m. on Pacific Avenue on Bellingham's east side.

The woman told police she answered a knock at her front door and was met by a masked man with a gun who shot her point blank in the chest.

The gun used in the incident was covered by Bellingham Police Crime Scene Investigators yesterday at the scene. The small caliber handgun belongs to the woman's boyfriend.

The Whatcom County Prosecutor's Office will review the incident.

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