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Florida father accidentally shoots, kills son while cleaning gun

Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 10:05:29-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Florida man fatally shot his adult son while cleaning a gun.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 22-year-old Joshua Alan Jordan died Saturday.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says Jordan's father was cleaning his .45-caliber handgun at a Port Charlotte home after returning from a local gun range. The firearm discharged and struck Jordan.

Family members performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. Jordan was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives say the shooting was an accident. No charges were immediately filed.

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