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Employees performed CPR on man who died after accidental York Co. gun range shooting

Police say man died at York Co. gun range after accidentally shooting himself

Police in York County, South Carolina said a man who died late Thursday after a shooting at Sportsman gun range in Newport accidentally shot himself in the chest.
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Police in York County, South Carolina said a man who died late Thursday after a shooting at Sportsman gun range in Newport accidentally shot himself in the chest.

The man who died late Thursday after a shooting at a York County gun range accidentally shot himself, police said.

The Herald exclusively reported on heraldonline.com late Thursday that York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson confirmed the man died in the shooting.

Two employees at the range performed CPR on the man before police and EMS arrived on the scene, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

The shooting at a store and range called Sportsman Inc. on S.C. 274 in the Newport area of York County west of Rock Hill was not an active shooter situation, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The deceased, a male, accidentally shot himself in the chest with a .45-caliber pistol at the business that is both a store and gun range on Hands Mill Highway, Faris said Friday morning.

The York County Coroner’s Office has not yet identified the victim.

Check back for updates.

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