UPDATE: Think Progress now has the count up to 5
In an accident with uncanny timing, two people were injured at a gun show in Raleigh, North Carolina, when someone’s gun went off after they accidentally left a round in the chamber while presenting it to a law enforcement officer for a safety check at the entrance of the event, emergency personnel had to be called to the scene.
Both victims were transported to an area hospital, and the Raleigh Fire Department announced that the show would be closed for the rest of the day.
Two similar incidents occurred at entirely separate gun shows in the Midwest, one in the Cleveland suburb of Medina, Ohio and the other at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. In Ohio, the local ABC affiliate reports
that one individual was brought to a hospital by EMS, and in Indiana Channel 8 WISH says
that an individual shot himself in the hand while trying to reload his gun in the show parking lot. That brings the tally to 4 victims of gun violence so far at three different gun shows during the country’s first Gun Appreciation Day.
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