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Rincon man suffers gunshot wound at gun show

POSTED: February 6, 2012 5:12 p.m.

A 26-year-old Rincon man was rushed to treatment after leaving a gun show and accidentally shooting himself at the Savannah Civic Center on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, Charles Lake of Rincon was taken to Memorial University Medical Center after the 5:10 p.m. shooting that injured his leg. The wound was not considered life-threatening.

A Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police violent crimes detective said Lake had purchased the pistol at a gun show being held in the civic center on Saturday and returned with it Sunday. He unloaded the gun to enter the show and was reloading it outside the building when it fired.

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