Ohio gun shop owner fatally shot by concealed carry student

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AMELIA, Ohio – Authorities say the owner of an Ohio gun shop teaching a concealed carry class was fatally shot in the neck by a student who accidentally fired a weapon.

64-year-old James Baker was shot Saturday while students practiced weapon malfunction drills. The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office says about 10 people were taking the class at the time at KayJay Gun Shop in Monroe Township, about 25 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

Baker died at the scene. The student who fired the weapon hasn’t been identified.

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

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

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