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Miami man cleaning gun fatally shoots self

Posted at 7:14 AM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 07:14:38-05

MIAMI (AP) -- Police say a man had died after he shot himself while cleaning his gun.

Det. Marjorie Eloi of the Miami-Dade Police Department tells media outlets 43-year-old Josmel Herrera accidentally shot himself in the chest Tuesday night.

She says the incident occurred while Herrera was explaining the proper way to clean his gun during a video call with a family member.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene after reports of a shooting inside the home.

Paramedics performed emergency care and took Herrera to Kendall Regional Trauma Center, where he died.

No further details were released. Police say the investigation is ongoing.