Aloha man says he accidentally shot son after mistaking cat for intruder

An Aloha man said he accidentally shot his son early Thursday morning during an incident that began with his cat knocking over a large pot of food.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a home in the 21500 block of Southwest Peggy Court just before 2:40 a.m. to find a 16-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound.

Deputies said the boy was taken by ambulance to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Reporter Kandra Kent

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