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Woman shoots boyfriend in leg after argument

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office says a woman shot her boyfriend Tuesday afternoon in Medical Lake after an argument that started Monday night.

Deputies responded to a residence in the 1000 block of N. Fairchild Drive for a reported shooting and contacted a male who had suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg and a female.

"At one point during today, the female felt she was in danger so she did arm herself again during this volatile confrontation, she did fire one round,” said Spokane County Deputy Mark Gregory.

Information gathered indicated the male and female have a volatile relationship.

The female is cooperating with investigators and said she feared for her safety and tried to fire a warning shot during the struggle, which struck the man's leg. 

Neither person involved has been arrested or charged at this time.