Gun Shop Owner Accidentally Shot Dead While Teaching Concealed Carry Course
An Ohio gun shop owner was fatally shot while teaching a concealed carry course this weekend.
James Baker, 64, was shot in the neck by a student while his class of about 10 people were doing weapon malfunction drills on Saturday, the Clermont County Sheriff's Office said in a release.
Baker was teaching the class at KayJay Gun Shop in Amelia when the accidental shooting occurred, authorities said.
Baker died at the scene. The student who fired the weapon hasn't been identified.
Photos from Monroe Township, which is about 25 miles outside Cincinnati, show people gathered in mourning outside the gun shop.
"Everybody loved him, everybody did," Baker's neighbor, Anita Fritz, told WKRC. "It's a tragedy."
According to the gun shop's website, the class teaches basic pistol safety, shooting range sessions and a review of state gun laws.
The Clermont County Sheriff's Office said they are conducting an investigation into the shooting.