Man fatally shot in his backyard on Christmas

Stray bullet may have came from his neighbor's homemade gun range

Published On: Dec 26 2013 07:57:49 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 26 2013 01:18:28 PM EST
Bruce Flemming
DELTONA, Fla. -

A central Florida man died after being shot in the chest while standing in his backyard on Christmas morning.

Volusia County sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson says it appears the Wednesday morning shooting was accidental.

WKMG-TV reported 69-year-old Bruce Fleming was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. His wife, son and grandson were at the Deltona home when the shooting happened.

Davidson says the bullet appeared to have come from the northeast, where a neighbor had set up a homemade gun range.

Late Wednesday, deputies were interviewing the neighbor who may have fired the shot.

No further details were immediately available.