A 44-year-old man who died Friday after he accidentally shot himself has been identified as Windsor resident Richard Pinckard Jr., the Sonoma County coroner's office confirmed.

The shooting happened around 11:20 a.m. in the 2000 block of Silk Road south of Windsor in unincorporated Sonoma County near the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Sonoma County Sheriff Sgt. Carlos Basurto said.

Friends of the victim, who were in the home at the time of the shooting, were driving him to the hospital when they flagged down deputies in the 6000 block of Windsor Road.

The victim was then taken by ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he died, Basurto said.

Detectives determined there was no foul play and the wound was self-inflicted and seems to be accidental, Basurto said.

The weapon was recovered at the scene.



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