Friday, January 31, 2014
OMAK A local man was treated last Friday at Mid-Valley Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg after a pistol went off in his vehicle.
The 26-year-old man apparently had the gun in a holster on the passenger seat but worried that he might be required to have it on his person, so he moved it onto his lap as he drove along Main Street, according to an Omak Police Department report.
The man was not identified by police because the case remains under investigation, Sgt. Jeff Koplin said.
Koplin, reading from an officer’s report, said the gun apparently started to fall and the man heard a bang and felt pain in one leg. He drove himself to the hospital for treatment.
Koplin said he doesn’t anticipate any charges will be filed.
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State Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Dan Christensen recorded this video of the release of a mama bear and her three cubs Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The bears were captured in a tree at Esther Bricques Winery near Ellisforde. The original video was much longer. We've edited out several minutes of footage between the cubs leaving the first trap and the mama and cub leaving the second trap. Enlarge