A teenager was shot and killed by his father after an accident at a Florida gun range.
Stephen Brumby, 14, was shot at High Noon Guns in Sarasota, Florida, in front of two of his siblings.
Police said that William Brumby, 54, was shooting his handgun when a spent shell casing deflected off a wall and fell down his shirt.
He then went to remove the casing from his shirt, pointing the gun behind him as he did so then inadvertently pulling the trigger.
Stephen, who was stood directly behind him, was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.
Brumby’s 24-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter were also at the shooting range at the time but neither of them was injured.
Police are investigating the incident, however, no charges have been filed against Brumby, the sheriff’s office said.
In 2013, local paper the Herald Tribune described the gun range as being ‘one of the safest indoor shooting rangers ever designed’.
Firearms killed 13,286 people in the United States last year.