Police Investigating Accidental Shooting at Pistol Range

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Just before 4:30 pm, Officers and Detectives responded to the Garden State Pistol Range located on Swarthmore Avenue regarding a shooting victim.

Upon arrival emergency personnel learned that a 61 year old employee from Neptune had accidentally shot himself in the hand while retrieving a rental gun from a storage cabinet.

The bullet entered and exited the employee’s left hand and as a result he was transported to Brick Hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

At the time of the incident, there were several customers, including two young boys and at least one other employee in the area. Thankfully no one else was injured.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Chase Messer at 732-363-0200

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