Accidental shotgun blast wounds entire family of five and sixth person at Florida shooting range
A smoking 12 bore shotgun having ejected spent a cartridge (Shutterstock.com)

Six people were wounded in an accidental shooting over the weekend at a Florida gun range.


Sheriff's deputies in Marion County said a 21-year-old man accidentally fired an antique shotgun Saturday afternoon as he attempted to load the weapon, reported WKMG-TV.

The shotgun pellets ricocheted and struck a family of five, including two men and children ages 14, 10 and 8 years old, who were visiting Forest Road 88 Shooting Rang in Ocala.

A 15-year-old who was not related to the family was also struck by the pellets.

All of the victims were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The man who accidentally fired the shotgun was not charged, deputies said.