A Coworker Is Quizzed After His BB Gun Killed a Man
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Authorities have not yet determined if a man could face criminal charges over the fatal shooting of a coworker while clearing a BB gun.
The unidentified man in his 30s was enjoying a day shooting canisters with friends behind a building on Faith Avenue, when he was hit to the upper body by the pellets from the weapon, and died on the scene.
Friends and family gathered near the incident, hugging and consoling each other after the tragedy around 5 pm on Saturday.
Morticians carried the man’s body away from the scene.
Police have not identified the people involved but are questioning a 27-year-old man responsible for the killing.
The investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident.
Police cautioned that users should follow safety when clearing guns.
The BB gun identified as a high-powered rifle is designed to shoot projectiles and can be dangerous if it is not used properly.
Deaths by BB guns are unusual in the country but the man’s death proved fatal even though it does not have the power of an automatic weapon.