Deputies: Man accidentally shot and killed himself while duck hunting in rural Sherwood

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a hunter shot and killed himself accidentally while hunting in Sherwood on Oct. 20, 2017. Photo courtesy Washington County Sheriff's Office

A 26-year-old Hubbard man died Friday when he accidentally shot himself while duck hunting, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Creed V. Brattain IV was hunting with another man near the Tualatin Wildlife Refuge. The sheriff's office said Brattain pulled his shotgun toward him, up a small hill, and accidentally fire the gun, hitting himself in the arm.

Deputies responded to the shooting in the 19200 block of Southwest Cipole Road in Sherwood at 5:54 p.m.

Emergency personnel tried to save Brattain, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies and the medical examiner confirmed the shooting was accidental.

The man who was hunting with Brattain stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

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