Gun Discharges at Gun Show, Injures Three

By WEEK Reporter

February 26, 2011 Updated Feb 26, 2011 at 8:56 PM CDT

Three men are injured after what appears to be an accidental shooting Saturday in Bloomington.

It happened just after eleven Saturday morning inside the Sale Barn which is hosting a Gun and Knife show sponsored by the Egyptian Collectors Association.

A Bloomington police officer says a bullet went through an eight inch post in the Sale Barn, then passed through one adult and struck a second man.

Police say a third man injured at the scene refused medical treatment.

The two other victims were taken to the hospital.

Police are not releasing their names.

McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery says one victim is out of surgery and is listed as critical but stable. The second victim has been release from the hosptital.

Emery says the weapon was a Ruger Mini-14 caliber rifle.

He says a customer was looking at and handling the weapon at a vendor's booth when it discharged.

The gun show was back in operation Saturday afternoon and runs through Sunday.

Emery says police have seized the weapon as part of their investigation.

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