A pregnant woman who was shot in her Terrace Heights home, apparently after her husband mistook her for an intruder, remains in critical condition at a local hospital, authorities said.
Chief Civil Deputy Bob Udell, a spokesman for the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, said the woman was shot at least twice early Friday by her husband in the bedroom of the couple’s duplex on Nola Loop.
An investigation so far “has not shown any criminal activity to be involved in the shooting,” Udell said in a statement. He earlier described the woman’s husband as cooperative.
The names of the woman and her husband were not released by Udell, who said authorities had yet to make contact with the woman’s family out of town.
The shooting was reported at 5:42 a.m. in the 4200 block of Nola Loop, a newer subdivision a few blocks away from Terrace Heights Elementary School.
According to entries in the sheriff’s online activity log, the woman’s husband initially reported an intruder was in the residence, then stated he had accidentally shot his wife.
“Male saying I can’t believe I did this,” a dispatcher reported.
The woman was described as being a 27-year-old female and eight weeks pregnant. Someone, possibly her husband, told dispatchers she had been shot in the neck.
Udell said the woman suffered at least two gunshot wounds and that her husband had fired multiple rounds.
He said the husband is in the military, adding, “His service does not appear to be a factor.”
It was the second time in eight days that a Terrace Heights woman was shot, although the circumstances were widely divergent.
On Feb. 28, 45-year-old Cynthia Kelley-Munzanreder was fatally shot in the parking lot of The Majestic movie theater in Union Gap. Her husband and another man have since been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
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