A father has been left crushed after using his gun to accidentally shoot his son dead while cleaning it.
John Jordan, right, accidentally killed his 22-year-old son, Joshua (left), while cleaning his gun
A Florida man has fatally shot his son while cleaning a gun, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The man’s 22-year-old Joshua Alan Jordan died Saturday.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says Joshua’s father, John Jordan, was cleaning his .45-caliber handgun at a Port Charlotte home after returning from a local gun range in Punta Gorda. The firearm discharged and struck Jordan.
Family members performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. Jordan was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Detectives say the shooting was an accident.
John describes himself as a husband, father, teacher, musician, technician and biker on his Facebook page.
His love for shooting and guns is also clear for all to see with numerous videos depicting him at shooting practice at a nearby gun range. No charges were immediately filed against him as a result of the death.