Ohio gun shop owner fatally shot by concealed carry student

AMELIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the owner of an Ohio gun shop teaching a concealed carry class was fatally shot in the neck by a student who accidently fired a weapon.

The (Cincinnati) Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1UI2z35 ) 64-year-old James Baker was shot Saturday while students practiced weapon malfunction drills. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office said there were about 10 people taking the class at KayJay Gun Shop in Monroe Township, about 25 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

Baker died at the scene. The student who fatally shot him hasn’t been identified.

According to the gun shop’s website, the concealed carry class consisted of basic pistol safety, shooting range sessions and a review of Ohio’s gun laws.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com