14yo boy accidentally shot dead by father at US gun range

A father has accidentally shot and killed his young son at a shooting range in America.

The horrifying incident occurred on Sunday afternoon in Sarasota, Florida.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s office says that “Based on witness statements as well as video obtained from inside the business, detectives determined that the 14-year-old boy died as a result of an accidental gunshot by his father.”


According to police, “The father was positioned in the last shooting lane where there was a solid wall on his right-hand side.

“After firing a round, the spent shell casing struck the wall causing it to deflect and fall into the back of his shirt. He then used his right hand, which was holding the handgun, in an attempt to remove the casing. While doing so, he inadvertently pointed the firearm directly behind him and accidentally shot his 14-year-old son.”

The man’s 24-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter were also at the gun range at the time of the incident.

No charges have yet been laid and investigations are continuing.