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Rifle Discharges at Billings Gun Show, Injuring Two

A vendor was showing the gun to somebody when it discharged Friday

By Associated Press

BILLINGS – Authorities say a bolt-action rifle was fired during a gun show in Billings, Montana, injuring a man and a young girl.

Capt. Bill Michaelis of the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office told the Billings Gazette that a vendor was showing the gun to somebody when it discharged Friday.

Michaelis says the gun was pointed at the ground and left a divot in the concrete floor of Montana Pavilion.

Authorities say a man was treated for a hand injury at the scene by emergency personnel and was not taken to a hospital.

A girl was injured by shrapnel in her arm and was taken to a hospital.

Her age and the extent of her injuries were not immediately clear.

Michaelis says no charges are pending.

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