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Teen Accidentally Shot Dead in Front of Siblings by Their Father at Gun Range


A Fourth of July weekend family trip to the gun range turned tragic for a Florida teen, whose father accidentally shot him dead while his two siblings stood by.

Stephen Brumby was with his brother and sister at the High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota Sunday when a spent shell casing struck their father, William Brumby, and somehow landed in his shirt.

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"Brumby 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 accidently fired," the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The round struck Stephen. who was rushed to an area hospital, but he could not be saved.

Brumby's 24-year-old brother and 12-year-old sister were present at the time of the accident but not injured.

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No details were released about the incident, including the type of gun involved.

Police said there are no plans to charge William Brumby with a crime.

On its website, the gun range is advertised as "a safer, greener, quieter, cooler gun range."

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