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Gun Shop Owner Killed When Concealed Carry Class Goes Horribly Wrong

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An Ohio gun shop owner was accidentally killed when a student at a concealed carry class fired a gun Saturday.

James Baker, 64, the deceased owner of KayJay Gun Shop in Clermont County, was sitting in a room Saturday afternoon next to where the gun class was being held. One of the weapons went off, a bullet flew through a wall, and hit Baker in the neck, killing him, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Authorities have not identified the shooter but have said the shot was accidental.

“I can’t say enough about him – how much he was loved by the whole community – and we lost someone really special,” Anita Fritz, Baker’s neighbor, told WCPO. “He loved and wanted to protect. That’s why he did what he did.”

The gun shop charges $75 per person for the eight-hour class, according to the store’s website. The store holds the classes monthly.

Authorities are still investigating the shooting.

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