PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man fatally shot his adult son while cleaning a gun.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 22-year-old Joshua Alan Jordan died Saturday.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says Jordan’s father was cleaning his .45-caliber handgun at a Port Charlotte home after returning from a local gun range. The firearm discharged and struck Jordan.

Family members performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. Jordan was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives say the shooting was an accident. No charges were immediately filed.


Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com

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