Man Dies After Accidentally Shooting Himself at Philly Gun Range
A 21-year-old man died after accidentally shooting himself at a Philadelphia gun range yesterday evening.
The shooting occurred at The Gun Range, located at 542 North Percy Street near 10th and Spring Garden streets.
Police said the victim, who has not yet been named, accidentally shot himself in the chest once shortly after 7 p.m. It appears as though he may have believed the gun was jammed and was attempting to clear it, investigators said.
He was pronounced dead shortly after 7:34 p.m. at Hahnemann University Hospital.
Police said the shooting was accidental. The Central Detective Division is currently investigating the incident.
The Gun Range, formerly the location of Colosimo’s Target Range, is located in a commercial zone and is surrounded by other businesses.
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