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Man Shot at Tanner Gun Show

Man Shot at Tanner Gun Show

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By    |   Monday, 17 July 2017 11:10 AM

A man was unintentionally shot while at the Tanner Gun Show in Denver on Saturday.

According to reports, the incident occurred when one attendee accidentally discharged their firearm, striking the man in the leg.

"There was a bang, and then a gentleman screamed," a witness told CBS4. "I saw a man bleeding from the lower right leg."

The firearm was discharged by a vendor, who was setting up on the day, wounding one of his employees, CBS4 reported. A witness told the station that the gun in question was the vendor's personal, concealed carry firearm.

Emergency officials were called to the scene and, upon assessing the man's injuries, rushed him to hospital in an ambulance.

This is not the first incident in which a gun was discharged at the popular gun show.

In 2010, 24-year-old Joshua Hertzler unintentionally shot 22-year-old Grand Edmunds in the chest while attending the Tanner Gun Show, noted KMGH The Denver Channel.

The incident took place when Hertzler allegedly picked up a loaded gun. The firearm discharged and the bullet struck Edmunds, who was standing nearby.

In 2008, Fox 31 reported another incident that allegedly took place outside the Tanner Gun Show when a man accidentally shot himself in the stomach.

The Tanner Gun Show's rules and regulations state no loaded guns are allowed in the show, including concealed carry firearms and any dealer side arms. Vendor are also prohibited from displaying loose rounds of ammunition no their tables.

"Likewise, ammunition may not be placed in any magazine, cylinder, chamber, or barrel. Ammo must be boxed or placed in sealed plastic bags," the event's website said.

The NRA's fundamental gun safety rules also urge all gun handlers to keep their firearms pointed in a safe direction while ensuring the gun is unloaded until ready to use.

"Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to use," added the NRA on its website.

The vendor involved in Saturday's incident was banned from the show, CBS4 reported.

This latest shooting has caused the public to question the safety of the show as well as the accountability of these incidents.

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