Roommate shoots friends in the head, appears accidental

BRADENTON, Fla. - Manatee County Sheriff deputies are investigating a shooting that happened late Saturday night.

Kyle Guessford, 22, was in his room at the apartment he shares with Austin Brunson, 22, looking over some new accessories he had just purchased for his pistol.

Guessford left his room with the gun and walked into the living room and attempted to turn on the mounted flashlight attached to the gun.

As he tried to flip the switch, the gun discharged hitting Brunson in the head.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene my EMS.

Deputies say there was not a fight, or argument between the two roommates before the shooting.

At this point deputies believe it was accidental.

The investigation continues.

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