Modesto pastor recovering after being shot during gun safety class

MODESTO (KRON) — A Modesto pastor is recovering Tuesday night after being shot during a gun safety class, according to KTXL.

Tom Smith was shot by his own gun safety instructor. Police said the two were acting out a scenario when a loaded gun the instructor was holding accidentally went off.

Officials said the gun fired at the end of class after the instructor put a mock gun down and picked up his real loaded gun.

It is unclear if the instructor believed he was using the mock gun he had been using to teach the class.

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