Shootings

Man dies in accidental shooting, Howard County police say

Man dies in accidental shooting, Howard County police say

A man was killed Saturday in an accidental shooting in Jessup as he was preparing to go with his friends to a gun range, Howard County police said.

Wyatt Haggerty, 21, of Boonsboro suffered a single gunshot wound when a gun was accidentally discharged, police said Monday. He died later at a hospital, police said.

Haggerty and four friends were planning to go target shooting at a gun range, and one of the guns discharged as it was being put into its case, police said. The incident happened at the victim’s friend’s house in the 8900 block of Good Harvest Road.

No charges have been filed and a preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was accidental, police said.

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