The Mahaska County Sheriff's Office received a call around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday stating there was a person on the ground with what appeared to be a gunshot wound at the Hull Shooting Range four miles west of Oskaloosa.
Authorities released the victim’s identity on Thursday.
He was Daniel Eugene Karow, 73, of Oskaloosa.
The sheriff's office says deputies arrived and found Karow semi-concious.
He was taken by ambulance to Mahaska Health Partnership where he died a few hours later as the result of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Investigators said it appears Karow was unloading a revolver when it went off and struck him.
Just imagine how many stupid things this guy has done with guns during his long life. He may have even injured others or himself in the past. But, since we take such a tolerant view of gun mishaps, guys like this are allowed to continue on their way until they kill themselves or another. It's a tragedy which could be avoided.