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Man dies following an accident at a clay pigeon shooting club

Published 24/07/2016

A clay pigeon club (for illustration purposes, not connected with the tragic accident in Co Down)
A clay pigeon club (for illustration purposes, not connected with the tragic accident in Co Down)

A man aged in his 60s has died following an accident at a Clay Pigeon Shooting Club in Co Down.

The PSNI say they are investigating what happened at the club close to Downpatrick on Sunday afternoon.

A police spokesman said a man aged in his 60’s died after a firearm was discharged.

Detective Inspector Will Tate said “We will be conducting a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding this death, but initial enquiries would indicate this to be a tragic accident.”

No further details have been released.

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