A father who shot and killed his son at a Florida gun range fired the gun accidentally, according to police.
William Brumby unintentionally fired the weapon at his 14-year-old son as he tried to retrieve a shell casing from inside his shirt, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Stephen J Brumby died in hospital a short time later.
No charges have been filed against Mr Brumby, however, police say they are continuing their investigation after reviewing a video of the shooting.
According to police, Mr Brumby was firing his weapon at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota on Sunday when a spent shell casing deflected off a nearby wall and landed inside the back of his shirt.
As he tried to remove the shell with his right hand, which was still holding the gun, he accidentally fired at his son, who was standing behind him.
Mr Brumby’s two other children, who were at the gun range at the time of the accident, were unharmed.