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Dad Accidentally Kills Son at Florida Gun Range

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

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    A Florida father accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at a Sarasota gun range on Monday, July 4, 2016. The man tried to dislodge a shell casing from his shirt with his hand still holding a firearm. (Published Tuesday, July 5, 2016)

    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, NBC News reported.

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

    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.