A tragic accident in Kamloops yesterday has taken the life of a well known competitive shooter, Dr. Richard Cho, during a shooting competition.
Investigators say that Cho lost control of his firearm during the competition and it fired a shot into his torso. Bystanders administered first aid until BC Ambulance attendants arrived and rushed Cho to Royal Inland Hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
Richard Cho was well known in the competitive shooting community and his presence will be missed. He was a Black Badge instructor and for such an event to happen to him is truly a freak accident, one that is almost unheard of in the competitive shooting sports.
Shooting sports are statistically the safest and fastest growing sport in Canada. Cho was a instructor of safe firearm handling and his death was truly a freak accident that will leave the community with a whole for some time that he once filled.