2 hurt in accidental shooting at NC gun show

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The Associated Press

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 20 at 10:47 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- 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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