September 22, 2017
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Man fatally shot in southern Maine sandpit, police say

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff
Courtesy | CBS 13 | BDN
Courtesy | CBS 13 | BDN
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office vehicles parked near a Baldwin sandpit where a 20-year-old Sebago man was fatally shot on Sunday. (CBS 13 photo)

A 20-year-old Sebago man is dead after being accidentally shot Sunday at a sandpit off Carl Burnell Road in Baldwin, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Chance Gallant, 20, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest during a recreational target practice session, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

According to the sheriff’s office report, six men, all in their early 20s, were participating, when one of their rifles jammed. Two friends were working to clear the jam at approximately 1:45 p.m. when Gallant walked into the line of fire and was shot accidentally from about 4-5 away.

For more than an hour, personnel from Sebago Rescue and Life Flight tried to save the man’s life, but were unsuccessful, the sheriff’s office said.

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