2 men shot in accidental discharge at Lee County gun show

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Two men were injured in an accidental shooting Sunday at the Lee County Civic Center when a gun discharged as it was being reloaded.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot during a Florida Gun Show event. Eric Bobnik, 34, was with his friend Tyler Henthorne, 37, when he tried to reload his handgun, deputies said. A bullet hit Bobnik’s right middle finger and then wounded Henthorne’s right foot, according to an incident report.

The friends told deputies the shooting was an accident, the incident report shows. They were both taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.

No criminal charges are being filed.

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