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Retirement home resident shoots self cleaning gun

July 14th, 2011 10:34 am by Staff Report

JACKSON (AP) — Police in Jackson say the shooting death of a retirement home resident was accidental.

Officers answered a call from the Jackson Oaks Senior Living Community on Wednesday afternoon and arrived to find a man outside his apartment, shot in the chest.

Authorities say 68-year-old Claude Vantreese was taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he later died.

Vantreese had told a staff member who came to his aid that he was cleaning his gun when it discharged. Police say a gun cleaning kit was found inside the apartment.

There were no other injuries at the retirement home. Police concluded Vantreese's death was accidental.

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