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24-year-old woman dies after being shot in the eye at gun shooting range

By Mason White 10:21 AM December 30, 2016
Sarah Bonner
By: Feng Qian

A young woman died after she was shot in the eye at a gun shooting range.

Sarah Bonner from Georgia, has died at a hospital three days after she was shot in the eye at a gun range.

Bonner was on vacation with her family in South Carolina, when she was shot at the Skip J Range in Anderson. The incident occurred on Monday at around 2:00 p.m.

In a devastating post to announce her death, Bonner’s mother, Ginger Hansborough, posted a photo of her daughter’s heartbeat chart to Facebook.

The photo shows her daughter’s last heartbeat with the caption: “Her final heartbeat and the end of my world. Not sure how I am supposed to leave this hospital without her. Mommy loves you my sweet life saving angel.”

Skip J Range owner Jerry James believes the shooting was an accident. He said that this is the first accident that occurred at their private pistol and rifle club in their 24 years of business.

Each person at the range is given their own shooting bay. The company has 10 bays and each bay has dirt berms down both sides along with an impact berm for added protection, according to their website.

Authorities are now investigating whether the shooting was accidental.

They have confiscated all the guns and doctors will remove the bullet that was logged in Bonner’s head so police can determine which gun killed her.