This is the 2nd one in the city, in the last month. One happened at one range, now another at the other range on Dec 26th (12:15 p.m.). Problem with this one was.... 1) another gun rental situation, 2) place had about 20 people in there, including kids down to age of 9 yrs old.
Individual reports are ... he had tried to commit suicide twice before, and he did 2 shots down range and then one to the head.
I'm beginning to wonder if people are doing this at ranges, so their family will be notified, and their families are not having the grief of finding them. If someone is determined to do it, they will, but I sure wish they would quit going to the ranges to do it.
Police: Wichita man fatally shoots himself at range | Wichita Eagle
Police: Wichita man fatally shoots himself at range
By Tim Potter
WICHITA — A 51-year-old Wichita man apparently committed suicide by shooting himself in the head today at an indoor shooting range near 13th and Oliver, police said.
The shooting occurred while the Bullseye Shooting Range, at 14th and Terrace, was full and while the man was alone in a shooting lane that is separated from other lanes by reinforced concrete walls, police Sgt. John Hoofer said. “There were a lot of people there,” Hoofer said.
The shooting was reported at about 12:09 p.m., according to emergency dispatchers.
The man was taken in very critical condition to Wesley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Hoofer said.
The investigation indicates that the man was at the range for the first time and that he rented a handgun and received instructions on how to safely use the gun. The man had shot several times at a target before shooting himself in the head, Hoofer said.
Man shoots himself at Wichita range | CJOnline.com
Man shoots himself at Wichita range
Posted: December 26, 2011 - 7:13pm
About 20 people, including children as young as 9, were at the range at the time.
It’s the second self-inflicted death at a Wichita shooting range this month. In the first case, a man shot himself in the head at The Bullet Stop. That death was ruled a suicide..