UPDATE: April 18
The Ada County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that no charges were likely in the wake of an April 13 accidental shooting incident at the Fort Boise Gun Show that sent a man to the hospital.
A 23-year-old man was struck in the eye with debris when a gun show attendee picked up a weapon from a vendor's table and fired the gun. A bullet struck two other guns, scattering shrapnel to a crowd. In all, five people were struck.
The 23-year-old was rushed to St. Alphonsus Medical Center. He is expected to regain his full vision.
ORIGINAL POST: April 14
A Mountain Home man was rushed to a hospital and a second person was treated for a minor injury following an accidental shooting at an Expo Idaho gun show Saturday afternoon.
Law enforcement was called to the Garden City fairgrounds around 3 p.m. following a report of a gun fired inside the main exhibit hall. Witnesses said someone attending the Fort Boise Gun Show picked a large-caliber handgun and fired the weapon into a display, striking two other guns. Flying shrapnel hit two bystanders.
The Fort Boise Gun Show continues through 4 p.m. today at Expo Idaho while the investigation continues.
It was just an accident. The vendor who had a loaded gun on display can't be held accountable - that could happen to anyone. And the guy who picked up the gun and fired it without first checking to see if it was loaded or that it was pointed in a safe direction, it's not his fault. And least guilty of all is the management of the gun show. They can't help it if people don't follow the rules.
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