Man killed after apparent accident with his own gun at Maryland shooting range

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Liz Essley

A man died at a shooting range in Waldorf, Md., Saturday after what police think was an accidental gun discharge.

Police found Patrick Allen Richards, 61, of Hughesville, Md., dead from a gunshot wound at the St. Charles Sportsman's Club around 9:23 a.m., the Associated Press reported.

Police said Richards was apparently at the shooting range to practice with his own gun. While there, the gun accidentally discharged, shooting Richards in the upper body, police said.

The Charles County Sheriff's Office said there was no evidence of foul play and that the case is considered an accident.

lessley@washingtonexaminer.com

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