Police: Gun show vendor shoots self

Bill Adams, a licensed vendor at the event, apparently was showing his personal concealed weapon


Knoxville News-Sentinel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A vendor at the Knoxville Gun & Knife Show shot himself in the hand while attempting to show off his personal weapon Sunday, according to the police.

Bill Adams, 44, of Kodak was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries following the incident, which was reported at 2:39 p.m., according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

Adams, a licensed vendor at the event in the Jacob Building on Magnolia Avenue, apparently was showing his personal concealed weapon — a Kimber .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun — to a customer when the weapon discharged, DeBusk said.

Adams had removed the gun's magazine, but one round was still in the chamber, DeBusk said.

An investigation into the incident is continuing.

Copyright 2012 Knoxville News-Sentinel Co.

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