Gun range closed indefinitely after dad of triplets killed in accidental shooting

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Cypress father loses life in shooting range tragedy (KTRK)

The northwest Harris County gun range where a father of triplets was killed in an accidental shooting is closed, with no word when they'll reopen.

Joshua Luke Cummings, 36, was shot in the head last week outside the Hot Wells Shooting Range on Highway 290.

Police say an employee of the gun range was working on a hunting rifle when it suddenly went off. Cummings was just getting out of his car at the time and walking toward the building when he was hit.
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Hot Wells remains closed indefinitely after the shooting. They posted to their Facebook page: "We want to thank everyone for their prayers and support through this extremely difficult time. Our hearts are truly broken. Our Office will remain closed until further notice. We ask that you please continue to pray for everyone affected by this tragedy. We will provide updates on future operation as soon as available."



Cummings was employed by CenterPoint Energy.

Company spokesperson Alicia Dixon issued the following statement: "Well-known for his kindness and intelligence, Josh Cummings was an employee at CenterPoint Energy and held many roles in both Electric and Natural Gas Operations in Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. He was a respected colleague and friend to many at CenterPoint Energy. Josh will be deeply missed."

He leaves behind his wife Kathleen and three children, who are triplets.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said last week that the case is being referred to a grand jury.

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