An 81-year-old man from Yellow Point died Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself with a 22-calibre rifle.
The man was moving the weapon from a closet shelf at about 8 a.m. when it discharged, said Cpl. Darren Lagan, spokesman for Island District RCMP. The man sustained a serious head injury and was transported to Victoria General Hospital, where he died Tuesday afternoon.
The man's name has not been released.
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating.
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