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Shooting determined accidental; victim treated, returned home

— A Glenwood man is recuperating at home following medical treatment due to an accidental shooting incident last week.

Reginald “Reggie” Courtemanche III, 32, was taken to Clearwater Valley Medical Center in Orofino last Monday, Oct. 30, and transferred by Life Flight to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. As of press time, he had been released from treatment.

No charges are being filed in the incident, believed to have been the result of a ricocheting bullet.

The shooting occurred at a Glenwood Road residence about 4:30 p.m. that Monday, according to investigators Undersheriff Jim Gorges and Lt. Doug Ulmer, Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, while he and his fiancé, Miranda Martin, were target shooting.

Martin was shooting with a semiauto .22 rifle into a cut bank 25 to 30 yards away, and when she thought the gun was empty, according to Ulmer, she turned to set it down, which at the same time she saw Reggie fall to the ground. When she rolled him over, she saw blood on his back and called 911.

According to Ulmer, Reggie was struck between the backbone and lower right shoulder blade. At the time Martin was shooting, Reggie had his back facing the cut bank, which lends credence to his being struck by a ricochet round, he said.

Kamiah Ambulance assisted during this incident.


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