CYPRESS, Texas – A man died Tuesday after being accidentally shot at a gun range in Cypress, according to Harris County deputies.
The shooting was reported at 9:13 a.m. at the Hot Wells Shooting Range near the intersection of Northwest Freeway and Barker Cypress Road.
Investigators said the 36-year-old man was walking across the parking lot when he was shot.
According to deputies, an employee in his 20s, was inside the range working on a hunting rifle when it went off. A bullet went through the wall off a small range house and hit the victim, deputies said.
The man was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died.
Video from Sky 2 showed investigators had blocked off the parking lot where they were looking at a rifle case and a pair of boots near a building.
Homicide will investigate to determine if the shooting was due to a malfunction or human error.