A man drunkenly playing with a loaded revolver shot and critically wounded his brother late Tuesday in Spanaway, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of 211th Street Court East, said sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer, who gave this account:
Four men sitting in a mobile home and drinking were playing with an unloaded revolver. They pointed it at each other or themselves, passed it around, then dry-fired it.
The gun’s owner, 32, then loaded the gun and put it away.
Later, he pulled out the gun, pointed it and — forgetting the weapon was loaded — pulled the trigger and shot his younger brother in the head.
The younger man, who is in his late teens or early 20s, was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma in critical condition.