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Trouble at Teneroc

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dhwbailey, May 27, 2013.

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  1. dhwbailey

    dhwbailey Member

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    By Jason Garcia, Orlando Sentinel
    8:48 a.m. EDT, May 27, 2013
    Polk County authorities are investigating the death of a Clermont man who was shot Sunday afternoon while target shooting with a friend at a range in Lakeland.
    Larry Simpson, 71, died of a single gunshot wound to the upper torso, incurred while he and his friend, Jaime Gonzalez of Orlando, were shooting clays at the Tenoroc Mine Shooting Range, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
    According to a police report, Gonzalez told investigators that he was at a shooting station and Simpson was operating a remote control for the clay machine when he heard a shot directly behind him. Gonzalez said he turned to find Simpson on the ground with a gunshot wound and Simpson's gun laying beside him, according to the report. Simpson was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Authorities say they do not yet know how Simpson was shot. An autopsy will be performed Monday
     
  2. FlNative

    FlNative TS Member

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    If that was a 30" or 32" gun that would be a hell of an accedent
     
  3. Barkingspider21

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    Kinda makes me wonder???????????????????
     
  4. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    It was declared an accident in todays papers.

    All must enforce....

    No shell in gun when not on station.

    O/U be open unless on gun rack, semi's with the bolt to the rear.
     
  5. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    It appears Mr. Simpson was killed while shooting sporting clays with a friend.
    In sporting clays when two people are shooting together, it is common for them
    to alternate pulling the targets and keeping score for each other. Mr. Simpson was an experienced sporting clays shooter. The news media said they were skeet shooting, "skeet" being almost a generic term for all clay target sports.
    Tenorac doesn't have a skeet field.

    A terrible tragedy.
     
  6. 391 shooter

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    I ain't buying it.
     
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