Hermiston surgeon shot in Kennewick

Patrick Harrison

An orthopedic surgeon from Good Shepherd Medical Center is recovering after he was shot twice on Saturday in Kennewick by his son.

According to the Tri-City Herald, Dr. Patrick Harrison was shot in the collarbone and stomach, and was taken to Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick.

Harrison’s son Hunter, 20, told police that he was defending his mother after a fight between his parents turned physical. According to the Herald, the younger Harrison called a neighbor and dialed 911 after firing the shots. He was interviewed by the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office but was not arrested.

Good Shepherd’s Communications Director Nick Bejarano said in a prepared statement that the hospital encouraged Harrison’s patients to contact his office for information about how to continue their care plans.

“We are saddened by the unfortunate set of circumstances surrounding Dr. Harrison,” Bejarano wrote. “Dr. Harrison is a highly-skilled orthopedic surgeon who has enhanced the orthopedics program by bringing new techniques and procedures to our community.”

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