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No Charges To Be Filed In NC Gun Show Shooting

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Wake County's district attorney says he can find nothing to indicate laws were broken in an accidental shooting at a gun show.

District Attorney Colon Willoughby said Tuesday that no charges will be filed against 36-year-old Gary Lynn Wilson of Wilmington.

State Fairgrounds Police Chief Joel Keith said a 12-gauge shotgun discharged while its owner removed it from its case at a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Dixie Gun and Knife Show last Saturday. A retired sheriff's deputy and two bystanders were hurt.

Wilson brought the weapon to the show to find a private buyer.

The shooting prompted organizers to close for the rest of the day, but the show reopened Sunday without private gun sales.

It was one of three accidental shootings across the U.S. last Saturday.


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