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70-Year-Old Man Killed In An Accidental Shooting In Becker Co.

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The Becker County Sheriff's Office says a 70-year-old man is dead following an accidental shooting near Floyd Lake.

It happened around 9:30 Thursday night.

The victim has been identified as Arthur Martel of Bismarck, North Dakota.

The sheriff's office says Martel was examining a loaded 38 special handgun and while he was handing the gun back to its owner, it discharged, hitting him in the chest.

When officers arrived, they tried performing CPR on Martel.

He was pronounced dead at Essentia St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes.

The sheriff's office says the incident remains under investigation.

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