RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Officials with the Wake County Sheriff’s office tell an 8News affiliate in North Carolina that a woman was accidentally shot in the head outside a gun show at the N.C. State Fair Grounds Saturday morning.
Emergency workers and law enforcement were called to Gate 5 at 10:15 a.m. They found Alyssa Lewis Glosson, 29, had been shot.
Her husband, William Daniel Glosson, 30, and Alyssa Lasonya Judd, 29, had been to the Gun and Knife Show.
William, who has a concealed carry permit had bought two weapons, one similar to a gun he already owned. Once they were in the vehicle to leave the fairgrounds, Daniel handed his personal weapon and one of the handguns he had purchased to Judd, who was sitting in the backseat, to compare the two weapons, officials said.
As they were leaving the parking lot, Judd accidentally caused the loaded weapon to discharge.
“The projectile struck the seat and then struck Mrs. Glosson in the back of the head,” said Sheriff Donnie Harrison. “She was alive and talking when she left the scene. It looked like it might have hit the seat rest so that could have stopped some of the impact.”
Alyssa Glosson was transported to WakeMed. Her condition is unknown.
Sheriff Harrison said the shooting appears to be accidental.
“Anytime you mess with firearms, be careful,” he said.
The investigation is ongoing.
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