BOISE — Ada County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an accidental discharge at Expo Idaho that happened during a gun show, spokesperson Andrea Dearden said in a release.

At about 3 p.m. Saturday, a gun accidentally discharged, sending a round into two other guns. No one was hit by the round, but shrapnel hit five bystanders.

A 23-year-old Mountain Home man was hit in the eye by shrapnel. He was transported by Ada County Paramedics for treatment of a serious eye injury that is not believed to be life-threatening. Another was treated for a minor injury at the scene.

The gun was fired into part of a vendor’s display. Someone attending the show picked up the large-caliber handgun and unintentionally fired it.


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