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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gunfire erupted at a big gun show at North Carolina's state fairgrounds in what witnesses are calling an accidental shooting.
It happened Saturday at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show, a quarterly event that usually draws thousands of people to the fairgrounds in Raleigh.
The fairground is operated by the state agriculture department. Agency spokesman Brian Long says a 12-gauge shotgun discharged while its owner unzipped its case for a law enforcement officer to check it at a security entrance.
Witnesses say a person was hit in the hand and at least one other person. Emergency crews responded to the scene and two people were loaded into ambulances.
Long said the shotgun's owner brought the weapon to the show to find a private buyer.
The show shut down early Saturday.