Columbia, SC (WLTX) A weekend gun show at Jamil Temple was plagued with not only the robbery of thousands of rounds and ammunition and guns, but also an accidental shooting.
According to an incident report provided by the Lexington County Sheriff's department, a man was shot in the leg Saturday, the first day of the SC Arms Collectors Gun Show.
A person was reportedly trading a S&W model 686 handgun for a .22 Browning semi-automatic pistol with an unknown male, when a man and woman asked to see the pistol. The unknown male stated he checked the clip, confirming it was empty. The gun was also zip-tied for safety reasons.
As the woman picked up the gun to pass it to the man, she pulled the trigger, striking a victim at another table, according to a statement. The man said he believed he put pressure on the zip-tie around the trigger, because the gun discharged at that point. Hearing the gunshot, the woman says she didn't know it came from the gun she was handling.
The victim was treated by attendees at the scene, who happened to be a medic and a doctor, then transported to Palmetto Health Richland. His condition is unknown at this time, but deputies say the injury was not life-threatening.
The firearm and magazine were seized in what deputies called an accidental shooting. No charges are expected in connection the incident, according to Capt. Adam Myrick with the Lexington County Sheriff Department.