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Widow of Gaming Commission agent suing state after freak accident

OXFORD, Miss.- Summer Gorman, the widow of a Mississippi Gaming Commission agent, is suing multiple state agencies after his unexpected death during a routine training seminar in January of 2015. 

John Gorman was participating in a weapons training exercise in Tunica when a course instructor shot him in the chest, an accident that would later claim his life.

The event was hosted by the Gaming Commission and was only supposed to use dummy weapons, instead of those that are real.

Gorman’s wife, Summer, is now suing three state agencies, Tunica County, and two unnamed people. She said the event was supposed to be routine and should not have led to her husband’s death.

The lawsuit also states that when a medical helicopter arrived to take Gorman to a hospital, deputies decided against it, even though a trauma center was nearby.

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