Man fatally shoots adult son while cleaning gun

Posted at 8:51 AM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 08:51:00-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man fatally shot his adult son while cleaning a gun.

Deputies report 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.