Head shot at a range? Maybe suicide?
This is a discussion on Guy Shot at my usual Gun Range tonight within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I passed my local gun range tonight at 5:45pm leaving downtown Orlando and almost stopped to shoot a few rounds as there were only a ...
I passed my local gun range tonight at 5:45pm leaving downtown Orlando and almost stopped to shoot a few rounds as there were only a couple of cars in the lot. Decided to hit the gym tonight instead.....thank God. I hate public ranges....just hate 'em.
1 Shot In Head At Gun Range
Report: Firefighters Describe Injuries As 'Traumatic'
POSTED: 7:18 pm EST November 18, 2011
UPDATED: 9:25 pm EST November 18, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A person was shot in the head at an Orange County gun range Friday night.
Police were called to the Oak Ridge Gun Range in the 6000 block of Orange Avenue at about 6 p.m.
Firefighters said the victim's injuries were "traumatic," according to OrlandoSentinel.com. No further details were immediately available.
Orange County sheriff's deputies said they are investigating whether a man shot himself accidentally or intentionally.
Deputies said the man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he is being treated.
Read more: 1 Shot In Head At Gun Range - Orlando News Story - WESH Orlando
Update to original post:
unfortunately, the gentleman did not survive his wounds and died tonight at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Whether intentional or accidental, this is the fifth or sixth fatality we have had in the Orlando area gun ranges in the last couple of years. Be alert whenever you go to public ranges for someone that may be acting suspiciously or displaying dangerous gun handlig practices.....'bout all you can do.
Last edited by zonker1986; November 19th, 2011 at 12:40 AM. Reason: Update to Original Post
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Head shot at a range? Maybe suicide?
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Seems to be a sick trend lately, because there's been a number of reports where even couples would have some type of suicide pact, go to a gun range, rent a couple of pistols and ammo, then go into the shooting area and blow themselves away - duh???
Oh well, I suppose weird people culling themselves out isn't such a bad idea after all
Ahh come on... He was just checking to see if the barrel was clean...
After seeing the video where the guy had a misfire in his shotgun and decided to look down the barrel during which the gun fired blowing his hat off,It could have been something similar where having a misfire the shooter looked down the barrel just as a slow primer set off the powder charge
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"stuff" can happen any place any time...Zonker...glad you were not right in the big middle of it...
Expect more of the same in the Hoilday season.....
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Without more detail it's hard to say. The obvious is self inflicted or self dorko.
I really don't like the public ranges. Lot's of untrained and unsafe shooters seem to point that barrel just about everywhere but down range.
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Suicide accident or at the hands of another, this guy most likely had friends and family, and I just hope some thoughts and prayers are with them; suicides esp always seem to be so very hard on those that are left behind.
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Oakridge used to be my range too and I'm glad that is past tense.
After seeing a few of these cases where someone decides it's time to check out there is NO time to intervene. Bout all you can do is say a quick prayer and hope you don't get any on ya.
Well, I hope it was suicide or at least a dumb person accidentally shooting themselves. Otherwise, if it turned out to be murder from another person at the range, it would destroy my motto. That being, when antis talk to me about how we need to reduce guns because guns=crime and how more gun-free zones would be safer, I always reply with something along this line: "So tell me, why don't we ever see a news headline that says GUNMAN ENTERS SHOOTING RANGE AND KILLS 30 PEOPLE?" My point being that even though lots of guns are around, nobody ever tries to commit crimes there.
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