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Patrick Richards accidentally shoots himself at gun range, police say

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Police say a Hughesville man accidentally shot and killed himself at an indoor shooting range Saturday.

Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club on Renner Road in Waldorf just before 9:30 a.m. Patrick Allen Richards, 61, was found suffering from a gunshot wound and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Richards’ gun discharged, striking him in the upper body. There were no signs of foul play and the shooting is being investigated as an accident.

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