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Thursday 31 July 2014

Real bang for your buck – Gun salesman accidentally shoots customer in leg at firearm show

Brian O'Reilly

Published 30/06/2014|12:51

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ONE firearms enthusiast got real bang for her buck at a gunshow after a salesman accidentally shot her in the leg.

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The salesman was demonstrating a gun and holster at the ‘Eagle Arms’ show in Pennsylvania.

The salesman, Geoffrey Hawk, could yet face charges in relation to the incident according to the District Attorney’s office.

The 44-year-old told investigating officers that he believed the gun he was using in the demonstration wasn’t loaded.

He was demonstrating the weapon to 25-year-old Krista Gearhart when he accidentally shot her in the thigh.

Hawk told officers that he had performed the same demonstration 20 times prior to the shooting.

He suggested to officers that as the gun was a display model, a member of the public may have loaded it while his back was turned.

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