Mosbach (dpa / lsw) – A man was killed when a rifle was fired in a rifle club in Mosbach (Neckar-Odenwald district). The shooter himself was seriously injured, the police and prosecutors announced on Monday.

According to the information, there was an explosion when the rifle was fired in the area of ​​the so-called breech. The 62-year-old shooter suffered serious facial injuries on Saturday. The man of the same age standing nearby was probably injured so badly by flying splinters that he died at the shooting range.

According to investigators, the probably older rifle was seized. They now want to find out why the momentous explosion happened.