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Father accidentally shoots, kills son while cleaning gun

Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 05:51:20-04

A father accidentally shot and killed his son while cleaning a firearm, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Sunday.

The accidental shooting took place Saturday afternoon at approximately 3:50 PM in the 400 block of Dorchester Street in Port Charlotte.

The victim's father was cleaning a firearm after the family returned home from a local gun range when the firearm discharged, striking 22-year-old Joshua Jordan, CCSO said.

Family members performed lifesaving measures until authorities arrived.

Joshua was transported to a local hospital where he later died.