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Father Accidentally Kills Teenage Son at Florida Gun Range

by Elisha Fieldstadt /  / Updated 
Image: Police investigate a shooting at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an shooting that occurred on July 4, 2016 at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota, Florida.Sarasota County Sheriff

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A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot by his father at a gun range in Sarasota, Florida, Sunday, according to police.

William Brumby, 64, was at High Noon Gun Range when he shot his son, Stephen Brumby, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

The boy was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital shortly after 3 p.m., but died there of his injuries.

Stephen Brumby, 14, of Sarasota, Fla. was accidentally shot by his father.
Stephen Brumby, 14, of Sarasota, Fla. was accidentally shot by his father.Family photo via Facebook

Witness accounts and surveillance video revealed that a shell casing had ricocheted into the elder Brumby's shirt, police said.

When he went to pluck it out, using the hand in which he was holding a loaded handgun, he accidentally pulled the trigger and shot the son who was standing behind him, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

According to NBC affiliate WFLA, the boy was shot in his left jugular vein, which is in the neck

Brumby's 24-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter were also at the gun range at the time of the incident, but neither were injured, according to the statement.

The sheriff's office called the shooting "accidental" and said Brumby is not facing charges.

High Noon Gun Range did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Image: Police investigate a shooting at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is investigating an shooting that occurred on July 4, 2016 at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota, Florida.Sarasota County Sheriff

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