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3 accidental gun show shootings, including Medina

8:02 PM, Jan 19, 2013   |    comments
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MEDINA -- There were three accidental shootings at gun shows across the nation Saturday, including a local show in Medina, one in Indiana, and another shooting in North Carolina.

In Medina, Police say a man was shot while at a local gun show around 3:30 p.m.

According to police, a man who came to the event sold his gun to one of the exhibitors. After the sale, the exhibitor opened the box containing the gun in order to look at it and "make it safe." 

That's went the gun went off. The bullet struck the exhibitor's partner who was sitting next to him. 

The victim was shot in the arm and thigh by the single round. 

He was taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. The injuries are not life threatening.

Police say the shooting was accidental.

The victim's name and condition are not known.

This is the first shooting incident in the gun show's 35 year history.

In Indiana, Officials say three people were wounded when gunfire erupted at a gun show at the North Carolina state fairgrounds.
 
It happened 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.
 
Wake County 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.

And in North Carolina, officials say two people were accidentally shot and wounded 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 to the fairgrounds in Raleigh.

The fairground is operated by the state agriculture department. Agency 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.

Emergency crews responded to the scene, and two people were loaded into ambulances.

Long says the shotgun's owner brought the weapon to the show to find a private buyer.

The show shut down early Saturday.





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