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Peter Glascock meets death from a shot fired by Relative in a hunting mishap.
Victim of the usual mistake, during deer hunting season. Peter Glascock of Kingman Kolony was instantly killed Wednesday at 11 a.. but a bullet fired from the gun of James Hite, his son-in-law. The accident occured near John Day, where Mr. Glascock and his party had camped.
A Coroner’s verdict absolved James Hite of any responsibility by rendering a verdict of death by accidental shooting.
The shooting was one of those freak accidents that happens. Mr. Glascock and Dwight Burke were seated on a log resting and James Hite and his partner were across a valley hunting. Hite according to reports looked across the valley in search of a deer when he spotted what he thought was one, instead it was his father-in-law seated on the log with a gun leaning back over his shoulder. Young Hite fired and the bullet entered the left side of Glascocks neck coming out the right shoulder. Death was instant, according to members of the party.
Mr. Glascocks body was bought to the Nyssa Funeral Home Thursday morning after an all night trip from John Day. Final arrangement for the funeral have not been announced.
Mr. Glascock is survived by his widow and six children, two of whom are married. Mrs. Fields of Mc Call and Mrs. James Hite of Nyssa.