A Gresham man is dead after being accidentally shot by a very close friend, according to police.

Gresham police and paramedics responded to a 9-1-1 call made just after midnight Saturday, Jan. 19, from the 1600 block of Southwest Orchard Avenue, said Detective John Rasmussen. The caller reported a man inside was accidentally shot.

Inside, police contacted Jeffrey Dennehy, 23, of Gresham and transported him to Oregon Health & Science University, where he died at 3:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing and those involved are cooperating with police. Rasmussen said the victim was accidentally shot by one of his very close friends when the friend's gun discharged unexpectedly. Police are not yet releasing the friend's name, but he is fully cooperating with police, Rasmussen said.

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