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MANSFIELD - Police are investigating the shooting death of a man at the Mansfield Fish and Game Protective Association firearms range Monday afternoon, but authorities say they don't suspect foul play was involved.

Police said they received a 911 call reporting a gunshot victim shortly before 3 p.m. and the person was dead at the scene.

The wound was self-inflicted, but it was unclear Monday night if it was a suicide or accidental, said Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter.

"There is no suspicion of foul play," he said.

The identity of the victim was withheld, pending notification of family, but Miliote said the victim was a 65-year-old Mansfield man.

Miliote said an autopsy by the state medical examiner would be done today.

Tim Lincoln, vice president at Mansfield Fish and Game, said the incident was "definitely an accident," but said he could not comment further.

Lincoln said Mansfield Fish and Game at 510 East St. encompasses hunting, sporting and fishing, and that there is a shooting range.

Mansfield police in a Facebook post late Monday night said residents need not be concerned for their safety.

"Please be advised that this is an isolated incident. There is no reason to believe that the public is in danger," police said. "Our thoughts tonight are with the victim's family."

The incident remains under investigation.

The death is not the first this year at an area shooting range.

In March, a Providence woman shot and killed herself at the American Firearms School in North Attleboro.

Police said that death was a suicide.

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