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The Charles County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accidental shooting at the St. Charles Sportsman's Club that left a Hughesville man dead Saturday.
Sheriff's officers responded to the indoor shooting range at the sportsman's club on Renner Road in Waldorf at 9:23 a.m. for the report of a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers found Patrick Allen Richards, 61, suffering from a gunshot wound; he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The initial investigation showed that Richards was at the range to fire his personal firearm. While at the range, his gun discharged, striking him one time in the upper body. There were no signs of foul play, and the incident is being investigated as an accident, police reported.
Detective B. Buchanan of the sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division is continuing the investigation.