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FL man dies, shot self in gun cleaning

Posted: 9:09 PM, Dec 23, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-24 09:38:24-05

Police say a man had died after he shot himself while cleaning his gun.

Det. Marjorie Eloi of the Miami-Dade Police Department tells media outlets 43-year-old Josmel Herrera accidentally shot himself in the chest Tuesday night.

She says the incident occurred while Herrera was explaining the proper way to clean his gun during a video call with a family member.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene after reports of a shooting inside the home.

Paramedics performed emergency care and took Herrera to Kendall Regional Trauma Center, where he died.

No further details were released. Police say the investigation is ongoing.