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Police ID Man Who Died At Mansfield Shooting Range

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Police have released the name of the man who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Mansfield shooting range.

The victim was identified Tuesday as 65-year-old as Stephen Backstrom of Mansfield.

Backstrom was shot Monday afternoon at the Mansfield Fish and Game Protective Association firearms range.

The Sun Chronicle reports that he was a guest of a club member and was handling a .30-30 Marlin hunting rifle at the time.

Police have said no foul play is suspected but are trying to determine whether the shooting was an accident or a suicide.

Club officials say it was an accident.

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