Man shoots himself at East Knoxville gun show

Man shoots himself at East Knoxville gun show

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after shooting himself in the hand at a gun show.

Gun dealer Bill Adams, 64, of Kodak, was taking a concealed gun out to show a customer, when the gun discharged and shot him in the hand.

Knoxville Police said the man removed the magazine from the .45 semiautomatic Kimber handgun, but a shell remained in the chamber.

Adams was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

An organizer with the gun show tells 6 News that loaded weapons are not allowed at gun shows and the man broke the rules by bringing the handgun into the show.

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