2 men wounded in Spokane by single shot
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police say two men may face charges related to an accidental shooting in the 5700 block of N. Ash. Police say it happened at 7 Sunday night while the men were in the middle of a gun sale.
According to officers, 33-year-old John Scoles was selling a gun to 31-year-old Stott Kober at his house on N. Ash.
During the sale, Kober took out a different gun. While Kober was taking the gun apart, he accidentally fired it. The bullet went through his hand and into Scoles' pelvis.
Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
In searhcing Scoles' house, police found four firearms. Scoles was convicted of a Domestic Violence Assault a few years ago which makes it illegal for him to own any firearms. He may now face charges related to that criminal act.
Scott Kober may face charges related to accidentally firing the gun. Police say if the incident is found to have involved criminal negligence that led to bodily harm of another person, he could be charged with assautl.
Both cases will be forwarded to the Spokane Police Detectives Unit. That unit will ultimately decide which charges, if any, to pursue.
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