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Death at Mansfield gun club under investigation

September 9, 2014

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether the death of a man from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Mansfield gun club was a suicide or an accident.

Police say they received a 911 call reporting a gunshot victim at the Mansfield Fish and Game Protective Association firearms range shortly before 3 p.m. Monday.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the victim was withheld pending notification of family, but authorities say he was a 65-year-old Mansfield man.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday. The district attorney’s office says no foul play is suspected and there is no public safety threat.

Tim Lincoln, vice president of the club, said the incident was “definitely an accident.”

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