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Man hospitalized with gunshot wound to the head

Bellingham Police officers and Fire personnel respond to an incident in the alley between Franklin and Grant streets off Alabama Street on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Bellingham.
Bellingham Police officers and Fire personnel respond to an incident in the alley between Franklin and Grant streets off Alabama Street on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 in Bellingham. eabell@bhamherald.com

An 88-year-old man was taken to the hospital after suffering an apparent gunshot wound to his head Friday afternoon.

Bellingham Police officers responded to the 2500 block of Franklin Street around 1:30 p.m. on a report of a man with a gunshot wound.

The man was taken to St. Joseph hospital. Information on his condition was not immediately available.

A handgun was recovered near him, said Lt. Danette Beckley, spokeswoman for Bellingham Police.

Foul play is not suspected, Beckley said, adding the investigation into the incident is continuing.

No other details were released Friday.

Denver Pratt: 360-715-2236, @DenverPratt

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