Shot Accidentally Fired At Gun Show


One person was charged Saturday after a firearm went off at a gun show.

The incident happened at the Expo Center on the 3600 block of North Nevada in Colorado Springs. Officers were sent to the Expo Center around 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a shot fired there.

Police spoke with event organizers and a vendor, and say they learned a shot was fired onto the floor by accident after the back of the gun was bumped. A vendor told police that the weapon had been returned to them as defective earlier that week, but during a test firing someone forgot to empty the chamber. The magazine had been removed.

Police say the round shattered upon impact and neither caused any damage or injured anyone.

The vendor was charged with prohibited use of a weapon and asked to leave the property by the event organizers.

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