At approximately 3:15 pm this Sunday, tragedy struck a family when a father accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota, Florida.
According to a report from WFLA, William Brumby was positioned in the last shooting lane where there was a solid wall on his right-hand side.
After firing a round, the spent shell casing struck the wall causing it to deflect and fall into the back of Mr. Brumby’s shirt. Brumby then used his right hand, which was holding the handgun, in an attempt to remove the casing. While doing so, he inadvertently pointed the firearm directly behind him and accidentally fired.
The round struck his 14-year-old son, Stephen, who was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and later died as a result of his injuries.
Based on witness statements and video footage, police ruled the shooting as accidental and will not file any charges at this time.
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