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Two injured in accidental gun show shooting

Officials say two men were injured at an Idaho gun show after a vendor from Washington state accidentally fired a rifle.

Ada County Sheriff’s officials say a 74-year-old man was securing a rifle with a plastic zip tie Saturday morning when the weapon fired. The bullet reportedly went through a cardboard box, two table covers and a metal cane before striking a man holding the cane as well as a man standing nearby. Both were hit in the leg.

The men were taken to a hospital with what police believed were non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say the shooting happened before the show opened and it went on as scheduled.

The Idaho Statesman reports ( ) the vendor has cooperated in the ongoing investigation. So far he hasn’t been cited.

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