25-year-old William Penfield, of Hinesville, Georgia, went to a gun show at the Savannah Civic Center. He told police that before he went into the gun show he unloaded his handgun and left it in his vehicle in the parking garage. After leaving the show he was in his car reloading the gun when he unintentionally discharged the weapon, shooting himself in the leg.
Penfield was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Just two months ago another man unintentionally shot himself after leaving a gun show at the same civic center. 26-year-old Charles Lake had just bought a handgun at the gun show and was in his car trying to load the gun when he unintentionally discharged the weapon, shooting himself in the leg. He was treated and released at a local hospital.