Former JU student accidentally shoots, kills himself

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A former Jacksonville University student accidentally shot himself while handling his 9mm Hi-Point handgun Monday night.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Ray Adam Mangiafico, 21, went to a neighbor's apartment in the 2000 block of Dahlia Road and asked him to call 911. The neighbor said he was asleep when he heard Mangiafico banging on the door.

The police reported that Mangiafico was lying in the doorway of the downstairs apartment with a single gunshot wound to his stomach, conscious and alert. He told authorities he had accidentally shot himself inside his own apartment while handling his handgun.

Mangiafico was transported to UF Health where he later died.


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