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Sirens & Gavels

One still hospitalized after Sunday’s shooting

One of the men injured in a shooting in north Spokane Sunday remains hospitalized.

A bullet went through Scott R. Kober's hand before entering John R. Scoles' pelvis and exiting out one of his legs in what the pair said was an accidental shooting at Scoles' home in the 5700 block of North Ash Street. 

Scoles is in stable condition at Deaconess Medical Center.

Scoles, 33, was selling Kober, 31, a Smith and Wesson for $500 when Kober took a Glock apart to show "how easy his Glock was to breakdown and clean," according to a search warrant filed in Spokane County Superior Court by the Spokane Police Department.

You have to pull the trigger to take apart a Glock. 

Kober didn't realize there was a round in the chamber when he did so, leading to the gunshot wounds, according to the warrant.

Scoles was prohibited from owning firearms because of an assault conviction in 1995. 

Police searched his home Sunday night as part of an investigation into third-degree assault and unlawful possession of firearms.


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