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3 hurt in accidental shooting at US gun show

3 hurt in accidental shooting at US gun show

Officials say three people have been wounded when gunfire erupted at a gun show at the North Carolina state fairgrounds.
It happened Saturday at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show, a quarterly event that usually draws thousands of people.
State agriculture department spokesman Brian Long says a 12-gauge shotgun discharged while its owner unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check it at a security entrance.
Two bystanders were hit by shotgun pellets and taken to a hospital. A retired deputy sheriff suffered a slight hand injury.
Long says the shotgun's owner, 36-year-old Gary Lynn Wilson of Wilmington, brought the weapon to the show to find a private buyer. Sheriff Donnie Harrison says it's too early to know whether Wilson might be charged.
The show shut down early Saturday but will reopen Sunday.
Meanwhile, in Indiana police say a 54-year-old Indianapolis man was injured when he accidentally shot himself while leaving a gun show.
State Police say Emory L. Cozee was loading his .45 caliber semi-automatic when he shot himself in the hand Saturday afternoon as he was leaving the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife show at the state fairgrounds. Loaded personal weapons are not allowed inside the show.
Cozee was taken to Wishard Hospital for treatment.
Police say the shooting was accidental and no charges will be filed.


Updated : 2021-01-21 08:08 GMT+08:00