One man is dead and another injured after a suicidal man shot himself while his friend was trying to get him help.
The incident happened around 3 a.m. Wednesday in Kellogg, Idaho.
Bryan Septer was driving his suicidal friend, who has not been identified, to get him help. The man shot himself in the head, the bullet passing through and hitting Septer in his side.
Septer tried to keep driving to the hospital but was able only to reach the bridge near Bunker Avenue about a half mile from the Shoshone Medical Center.
"Upon arrival we found the passenger of the car deceased, the driver of the car was injured he was transported to Shoshone Medical Center," Kellogg Police Chief Dave Wuolle said.
Police say the passenger shot himself in the head with .40 caliber handgun, and the bullet went through his head and hit Bryan Septer in the side. Septer tried to drive to the hospital but got as far as the Bunker Hill overpass at I-90 and had to stop because he had lost feeling in his legs.
"At that point he couldn't go any further and he stopped and called 911," Chief Wuolle said.
Septer was airlifted from Shoshone Medical Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. As of 11:15 a.m. Septer was listed in fair condition at Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene.
The Kellogg Police Department is investigating the incident. So far officers don't know why the two men, who were friends, were in the car together, how long they had been there or at what point the passenger shot himself.
"We couldn't interview the driver for long, to get that much information out of him, he appeared to have lost a lot of blood," Chief Wuolle said.