WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – The father of former Florida State football star and Palm Beach native Travis Rudolph was killed in an accidental shooting Friday night.READ MORE: 2 Doral Police Officers Injured In Shooting Near Miami-Dade Police Headquarters; Suspect Killed
According to police, 55-year-old Darryl Rudolph was shot while working as a repairman in an area nightclub.
An employee of the club that was in a room adjacent to Rudolph was moving a loaded gun off of a shelf when it went off, police say.
There is still an investigation ongoing but authorities say there is no reason to suspect the shooting was intentional.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Rain Returns To South Florida
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue transported Rudolph to an area hospital, where he passed away on Saturday.
Last year Travis Rudolph made national headlines while visiting a Tallahassee elementary school.
He noticed an autistic boy sitting alone in the lunchroom and joined him, striking up a conversation.MORE NEWS: Crime Experts: Notebook Found Near Brian Laundrie's Remains May Answer Questions In Fiancée Gabby Petito's Death
The boys mother thanked Rudolph in a Facebook post which later went viral.