5 hurt in shootings at US gun shows


This Nov. 29, 2011 file photo shows a bullet hole in a window of a car at a liquor store parking lot in Oakland, Calif., after a shooting. A hail of gunfire along the Oakland street left eight people wounded, including a 1-year-old boy. In the wake of the Dec. 14, 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the small town of Newtown, Conn., there is now much political discussion about gun control. For urban advocates, this new emphasis on gun control is long overdue. AP/Paul Sakuma, File

Authorities say five people have been wounded by gunfire at three separate gun shows around the United States.

Three people were injured Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina, 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 as its owner unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check 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, 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.

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 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 hospitalized for treatment. Police say the shooting was accidental and no charges will be filed.

Meanwhile, authorities in Ohio say a man was wounded at a gun show in Medina when a gun dealer was checking out a semi-automatic handgun he had bought and he accidentally pulled the trigger.

Police say the gun’s magazine had been removed from the firearm but one round remained in the chamber.

Police Chief Pat Berarducci says it appears the bullet struck the floor and the man was wounded in the arm and leg. Berarducci says the man was taken by helicopter to a Cleveland hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

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  • PHtaxpayer

    Funny here in the PH, we keep our guns cuz we are afraid of small-time thieves and criminals coming into our house. While in the US, Americans do not want to give up their rights to arms because they do not trust the govt to protect them. They are afraid the police will enter their homes, arrest, lock them up with no charges like what is happening today.  Look up Camp FEMA and Dept of Homeland Security in Youtube for more details.  

    Funny that some Fil-Ams still think its the best place in the world and that the PH is more corrupt…If you remove the American govt influence in our society, corruption in the PH is small-time compared to the US.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Have you been in the US ?

      US culture is all but not my cup of tee, still your comment is errant.

      I will agree with you about the disastrous US colonial influence on the little brown brothers, but it’s a colonial influence, maybe the same will be found in the US slum, but not all over, elites included like in the RP.

      The US is a World leaders for “outside” corruptions on purpose to neutralize and drown the countries they control for their needs, Philippines “culture” is a good example for that.

      US Justice, Police, Army and administration are the exact opposite of the rotten Philippines. About education, no fake text books on purpose to erase common sense.
      Still have some religious fanatics in the deep Middle West, in the RP its rampant everywhere to satisfied the gullible, a rubbish Spanish heritage conveniently used by the big white shark to swallow the Archipelago for breakfast.

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Very misleading title in an AP news article. What happened were not shooting incidents. They were accidental discharges of firearms.  Nobody was shooting at somebody.  Unless you call a knife accidentally dropping point first on your foot a stabbing incident.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7G4VQ5ZIQHBZKRZKI4BOW6RMUE yahoo-7G4VQ5ZIQHBZKRZKI4BOW6RMUE

    Yes, the title of the article is INDEED misleading!….. but hey…. shooting is more eye-grabbing than accidental discharge……… :)

  • speedstream2

    As always, safety, safety, safety, especially so with guns. This is a caveat that can’t be over-emphasized

  • opinyonlangpo

    More on accidents and not out to make a killing.A big difference but still a preownership seminar will help a lot.

  • kabayandinako

    Pilipino Saying (In Ilokano): When I look at the chamber awan ti bala, when I squeezed the trigger, BUNG KU NANA!!!

  • $16638896

    i think they should attend seminars on gun safety so as not look as idiots!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

    there you go…most gun owners are idiots and cowards,they think they are macho men with a gun tucked in their waists.

  • jetmech97

    demorats are at gun shows now ah? in 30 years there has never been an accident at a gun show, suddenly 3 idiots show up and dont know what a safety is ? bullshit…this was staged! remember demorats kill!

  • Mamang Pulis

    misleading–sensationalist ka rin pala associated press..

    5 lang?

    eh yun namamatay sa mga lasing na nagmamaneho gabi gabi jan? ilan?

  • wawa2172

    3 stooges in US gun show. Well, I hope the American military experts sent to the country for Balikatan exercises to train Pinoy soldiers are not stooges. Even the much vaunted US Navy are not really well trained kaya sumadsad sa  reef ang mine sweeper nila. Their navy might be using Apple maps. The 3 stooges might not have understood the instructions on how to use the guns because it is in Mandarin. I would assume that the guns are China made and the US navy radar system was assembled in China.

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