BROOKINGS COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — A rural Sinai, South Dakota, man is dead after a gun accidentally went off earlier this week.

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office says it happened on Tuesday at 217th Street near 475th Avenue between 12 and 5 p.m.

Authorities say 44-year-old Steven Hanson of rural Sinai was practicing with a pistol and had to cross a panel fence while walking back from the target.

While crossing, the gun unintentionally fired and hit the man once.

Crews arriving on scene and performed life-saving measures, but were not successful.

The incident is under investigation.