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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.

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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.

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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.

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The boys mother thanked Rudolph in a Facebook post which later went viral.