An accidental shooting took place this afternoon at a safety check-in for the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in Raleigh, North Carolina. Two attendees suffered non-fatal injuries after being shot. They have both been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, but their condition is unknown at this time.
Two other unrelated accidental shootings were reported at Midwestern gun shows today as well. The first, reported by a local ABC affiliate, occurred in Medina, Ohio where a man was admitted to an area hospital after being shot. Information about the extent of his injuries has not yet been released. Channel 8 WISH is reporting a second incident in Indianapolis, Indiana in the parking lot outside of a gun show where a man shot himself in the hand while trying to reload his weapon.
If the organizers of the first Gun Appreciation Day were hoping to prove that guns keep people safer in an attempt to thwart more regulations, we’d have to say they’ve failed. Epically.
CNN is now reporting that three people, not two, were shot in Raleigh.