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Man killed in apparent accidental shooting at Texas gun range, deputies say

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.


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