|Steven Brumby, the deceased.|
The incident happened at approximately 3:15 Sunday afternoon, at High Noon Gun Range in Sarasota.
William Brumby 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 Mr. Brumby's shirt. 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 accidentally fired. The round struck his 14-year-old son, Stephen, who was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and later died as a result of his injuries.
Man I have heard some fucked up stories about people accidentally shooting their family members, but this is may be the most fucked up one of all.
I am not going to make any tasteless jokes here because this is an absolute tragedy.
But damn people need to start recognizing that the thing in their hand is an instrument of death and make sure they treat it as such.
P.S. There is a Go Fund Me page for anybody interested.