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The woman who said she was shot in the chest by a masked gunman admitted that she lied today, according to Bellingham police. The woman told police she accidentally shot herself.

Police are no longer looking for a suspect.

The incident occurred around 9 a.m. on Pacific Avenue on Bellingham's east side.

The woman told police she answered a knock at her front door and was met by a masked man with a gun who shot her point blank in the chest.

The gun used in the incident was covered by Bellingham Police Crime Scene Investigators yesterday at the scene. The small caliber handgun belongs to the woman's boyfriend.

The Whatcom County Prosecutor's Office will review the incident.

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