Gun shop owner killed during concealed carry class accident

Gun shop accident leaves owner dead - NBC News

AMELIA, Ohio (WLWT) – Ohio police say the owner of an gun shop was killed after an accidental shooting during a concealed carry class Saturday.

Clermont County sheriff’s deputies said the shop’s owner, James Baker, 64, was shot in the neck while sitting in a nearby room as someone taking a Concealed-Carry Weapons class practiced weapon malfunction drills.

Attempts were made to revive Baker, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I seen like 15 sheriff’s cars come, two ambulances, and I was waiting on the helicopter to come pick him up you know, but it didn’t. And they put yellow tape around and I knew he was dead,” neighbor Anita Fritz said.

Fritz said she is heartbroken.

“An accident like that, it’s not, it’s bad, just terrible for the family, so I feel very bad for them,” she said.

Investigators aren’t saying what type of gun was used or if any charges will be filed.

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