UPDATE 3/3/13 12:30pm:
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
On March 2 at 9:23 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to the indoor shooting range at The St. Charles Sportsman’s Club, 4045 Renner Road, Waldorf, for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Patrick Allen Richards, 61, of Hughesville, suffering from a gunshot wound; he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The initial investigation showed 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. Det. B. Buchanan of the Criminal Investigations Division is continuing the investigation.
UPDATE: Police have still not released any statement on the shooting. Southern Maryland News Net has learned that deceased is a male, not a female as first reported by first responders.
On Saturday, March 2 at approximately 9:30 a.m. authorities were alerted to a shooting at 4045 Renner Road at the St. Charles Sportsman Club. Dispatchers indicated that the shooting may be accidental.
Units responded and were informed that it was an accidental misfire. When police units arrived, they discovered a 62 year-old
female male had died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police continue to investigate this incident.
There has been no official communication with authorities and no name has been released to the media at this time.