Police: Accidental shooting Saturday at Wilmington gun show

By Tom Barr - tbarr@civitasmedia.com

WILMINGTON — An accidental shooting injured at least one person Saturday at the Ohio Gun Collectors Association Show at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington.

Col. Brian Prickett of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office said one man was injured when there was an accidental discharge of a gun, and another person may have also been struck. He believed that any injuries were not life-threatening ones.

Prickett said more details may be available Monday.

He also stated that the organization running the gun show is a “top-notch” one that is very safety conscious, and that normally the only loaded guns at the show “are ours” (sheriff’s deputies). He said that, to his knowledge, the gun show is continuing today.

By Tom Barr