British Columbia

Vancouver man dies after accidentally shooting himself at target range

A Vancouver man has died after he accidentally shot himself at the Kamloops Target Sports Association range Sunday.

50-year-old shot himself in torso during pistol shooting competition in Kamloops

A 50-year-old Vancouver accidentally shot and killed himself while competing in a pistol shooting competition at the Kamloops Target Sports Association range Sunday. (Google)

A Vancouver man has died after he accidentally shot himself at the Kamloops Target Sports Association range Sunday.

Kamloops RCMP Corp. Jodi Shelkie said the 50-year-old was competing in a pistol shooting competition when he lost control of his gun and fired a shot into his torso.

"Witnesses there administered first aid immediately and he was transferred to Royal Inland Hospital. Unfortunately the man succumbed to his injuries soon after," she said.