Sunday, December 29, 2013

Florida Man Dead from Neighbor's Negligent Discharge - No Charges

Local news reports

A man who was shot in the chest while working in his yard on Christmas morning initially tried to walk when his son helped him up. But Bruce Fleming, 69, died a short time later at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in nearby Orange City.

The shooting happened just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday. While Christmas dinner was being prepared, Bruce Fleming went outside to do some yard work. 

Volusia County Sheriff’s investigators say the shooting appears accidental. A bullet from a gun that was fired from a nearby property struck Fleming. 

Officials say a man admitted to firing the shotgun but said he didn't know he hit anyone. 

His name has not been released. Sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson said Thursday that a charging decision hasn't been made and the investigation continues.

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