Private Gun Sales on Hold at NC Gun Show After Patron Gary Lynn Wilson’s Gun Accidentally Discharges Hitting 3

Three people were shot at a private gun sales at the Dixie Gun and Knife Show when a gun belonging to Gary Lynn Wilson, which he intended to sell, accidentally discharged.

A man identified as Gary Lynn Wilson, 36, of Wilmington, brought the 12-gauge shotgun to the show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and was attempting to remove it from its case when the weapon went off shortly after 1 p.m., police said.

Linwood Hester, 54, of Durham, was struck in the left hand by birdshot, according to Joel Keith, police chief with the state Department of Agriculture. The birdshot also struck a woman identified as Janet Hoover, 54, of Benson, and Jake Alderman, a retired sheriff’s deputy from Wake Forest who was working at the event.

Alderman was treated and released at WakeMed North Healthplex for a minor injury, Keith said. Hester and Hoover were taken to WakeMed. Details on their conditions were not immediately available. Source

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 Private Gun Sales on Hold at NC Gun Show After Patron Gary Lynn Wilsons Gun Accidentally Discharges Hitting 3
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.