A man was shot at the Medina County gun show Saturday afternoon

Dealer accidentally shoots man at Ohio gun show

MEDINA, Ohio - An accidental shooting at a northeast Ohio gun show has left one man with injuries in his arm and leg, according to police.

The shooting happened Saturday afternoon in Medina at the county gun show being held at the Medina County Community Center (on Medina Fair Grounds).

Medina police Chief Pat Berarducci said a gun dealer was checking out a semi-automatic handgun he had just bought when he accidentally pulled the trigger.

Investigators believe the round hit the floor and struck a man standing nearby in the leg and arm.

The police chief said the man was taken by helicopter to a Cleveland hospital. His name and condition are unknown at this time.

Police said the gun's magazine was loaded and had been pulled from the firearm, but one round remained in the chamber.

Chief Berarducci said the victim and dealer are longtime friends.

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