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2 Hurt When Man Accidentally Fires Weapon At Gun Show

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Police say a man who’d been drinking accidentally fired his .45 caliber handgun at a gun and knife show inside the Evansville National Guard Armory, slightly injuring a 72-year-old man and 16-year-old boy.

It happened Saturday at the Tri-State Gun and Knife Show.

The Evansville Courier & Press says 30-year-old Joshua Wilkinson of Boonville is charged with criminal recklessness.

Police say he removed a round from the gun and applied a flex tie before entering. Show organizer Tom Allman says despite a sign banning loaded weapons, Wilkinson cut off the band and inserted a clip.

Police say Wilkinson had a 0.05 percent blood alcohol level. Indiana sets the level for drunkenness at 0.08 percent.

There’s no listed telephone number for Wilkinson, and he couldn’t be reached for comment.

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