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Father Shoots Son, 14, Dead At ‘world’s Safest Gun Range’

Jazzy

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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.
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Smooth move. Obviously an accident, but the man should've set his gun down before he moved his body in a way not fit for carrying or discharging a weapon. Sad, but it goes to show you how dangerous these things are in the hands of people who don't think when they're using them.
 
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I don't think one can imagine just how this father must now feel, such a sad accident.

I do however wonder at times is the risk worth having a gun even if it is so small.
 

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Maybe they should have a viewing area where it is concealed behind armoured glass. And ONLY let the person firing the gun into the target range.

This was a tragic accident and one that the father will have to live with for the rest of his life.
 

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You would be surprised how easy it is to have a momentary lapse of judgment no matter how well educated you are. This is simply just an awful tragedy and one that could have happened to anyone.
 
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