5 July 2016

Father Accidentally Shoots Son Dead At 'World's Safest Gun Range'

A father has accidentally shot and killed his teenage son at a firing range that boasted about its safety record.

Stephen J. Brumby, 14, was shooting with his dad William 'Clayton' Brumby, 64, against a wall at High Noon Gun's in Sarasota, Florida, when he was tragically hit by a stray bullet on Sunday.

Two of the youngster's six siblings - his 24-year-old brother and 12-year-old sister - were also there, and watched as he bled out, according to reports.

The boy was taken to hospital after the shooting but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police said in a statement: 'After firing a round, the spent shell casing struck the wall causing it to deflect and fall into the back of (the elder) 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.'

His mother Elizabeth later uploaded a picture of her dead son with the message: 'There are no words'.

The family have also set up a GoFundMe page in a bid to help the family with their expenses.

The description on the page read: 'Stephen Brumby, the fourth of seven children and the son of Clayton and Elizabeth Brumby died tragically July 3rd 2016.

'In his 14 years of life he was described as “a meteor that couldn’t be contained” by his family or anyone that knew him.

'He loved fishing, tennis music, archery, and knife throwing. He had an insatiable appetite to learn and was constantly sharing his wisdom with those around him.

'He was passionate about his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and dedicated his life to sharing his hope with everyone he met.

'The families’ only comfort is knowing that He is communing with the heroes of his faith and rejoicing in paradise.

A father has accidentally shot and killed his teenage son at a firing range that boasted about its safety record.

Stephen J. Brumby, 14, was shooting with his dad William 'Clayton' Brumby, 64, against a wall at High Noon
Gun's in Sarasota, Florida, when he was tragically hit by a stray bullet on Sunday.

Two of the youngster's six siblings - his 24-year-old brother and 12-year-old sister - were also there, and watched as he bled out, according to reports.

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