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One injured at Bloomington gun show in critical condition

February 28, 2011 at 09:53 PM

The Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON — Authorities say one of two men injured during an accidental shooting at a central Illinois gun show is in critical but stable condition after surgery.

McLean County Sheriff Mike Emery told The (Bloomington) Pantagraph he wouldn’t identify either of the people injured during the incident Saturday at the ECA Gun and Knife Show in Bloomington. Emery says the incident is still under investigation.

According to Emery, the second man wounded was treated at a local hospital and released.

Emery earlier said the bullet was accidentally fired and went through a thick wooden post before striking the two men.

Emery says authorities are investigating why a loaded weapon was at the show.

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