Four children, two adults injured in gun range accident in Ocala

OCALA, FL (WFLA) – A total of six people, including four children and two men, were injured at a shooting range in Ocala on Saturday, according to Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman, 21, was loading an antique double-barreled shotgun at the Forest Road 88 gun range when it fired while she was closing it. The pellets ricocheted off the concrete, and struck six people, including four children ages of 8, 10, 14 and 15, as well as the children’s father and grandfather.

All members of the family were taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center and have been treated for superficial injuries.

The woman was not with the injured family and was not struck by the pellets.

Authorities are still investigating. They believe the shooting was accidental with no charges currently filed.

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