COLUMBIA, SC — A Columbia man died in a what appears to be a tragic shooting range accident.
Jerry Marsh III, 62, was shot in the chest when his 40-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun accidentally discharged at a West Columbia gun range Thursday evening, Lexington County Coroner Harry Harman said.
Marsh was dismantling the weapon at Shooters Choice around 7 p.m. when it fired. He was taken to Palmetto Health Richland but died from the injury.
The incident remains under investigation by the West Columbia Police Department.
It has been more than a decade since someone died at the range, the police department said. One shooting was an accident similar to Thursdays. The only other death was a suicide.
Kelly Davis with reporting by R. Darren Price