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Private gun sales halted following shooting

January 18, 2013 9:00:00 PM PST
An accidental shooting has halted the sales of private guns at the State Fairgrounds Sunday.

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The Dixie Gun and Knife Show continued as planned, but there were no private gun sales allowed and personal guns were not allowed on the property. Gun sales were only allowed by licensed dealers within the confines of the Jim Graham Building

Agency spokesman Brian Long says a 12-gauge shotgun discharged while its owner, 36-year-old Gary Lynn Wilson, of Wilmington, unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check it at a security entrance on Saturday.

Three people were injured when the gun went off, officials said, including a retired Wake County Sherriff's deputy working the show.

Fifty-year-old Linwood Hester, of Durham, and 54-year-old Janet Hoover, of Benson, were transported to WakeMed Hospital. Officials said they are both in good condition.

Deputy Jake Alderman, 54, of Wake Forest, was treated at WakeMed North Healthplex and has been released.

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