"The families' only comfort is knowing that he is communing with the heroes of his faith and rejoicing in paradise," his family wrote on the GoFundMe page they created for Stephen Brumpy

Credit: Source: GoFundMe

A father in Florida accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son Sunday afternoon at a gun range, PEOPLE confirms.

A statement from police in Sarasota, Florida, claims that William Brumby, 64, was also with his 24-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter at the time of the incident.

Per video and witness accounts, Brumby fired a round and the spent shell casing struck the wall, causing it to deflect and fall into the back of his shirt.

With his right hand, which was holding the handgun, he attempted to remove the casing. While doing so, he inadvertently pointed the firearm directly behind him, accidentally fired and struck his 14-year-old son Stephen. The teen was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital and later died as a result of his injuries.

Stephen’s brother, David, who witnessed the tragic incident spoke to ABC and wanted to make one thing clear – their father never pointed the gun at Stephen (who was accidentally struck by a ricochet, the family said).

He further told ABC that Stephen, one of seven children, was very close with his family and played in the worship band at their church.

A family member created a GoFundMe page to help the family with expenses.

“He loved fishing, tennis, music, archery and knife throwing,” part of the page reads. “He had an insatiable appetite to learn and was constantly sharing his wisdom with those around him.”

They also described him as “a meteor that couldn’t be contained.”

Just a few weeks prior to the accident, the gun shop, High Noon, posted on Facebook that “properly trained kids don’t have accidents,” according to ABC.

The owners offered their condolences and prayers when the news outlet reached out. They also said that every safety protocol was in place.

At this time there are no charges against Brumby. The investigation is ongoing.