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Shooting at Salem Gun Range Believed to Be Suicide, Police Say
KGW8 ^ | February 6, 2018

Posted on 02/07/2018 10:42:41 AM PST by nickcarraway

The man has died, police say, and they will not be releasing his name.

SALEM, Ore. – Police say they believe a man who shot himself at a Salem gun range on Tuesday morning was trying to kill himself.

The man has died, police say, and they will not be releasing his name.

Police and medics were called to Tritac Shooting Solutions, located at 1400 Sunnyview Rd NE, just before noon Tuesday.

The man was alone in the range when the shooting occurred.

"Every indication is that he was a customer and had rented a firearm and purchased ammunition," said Salem Police Lt. Dave Okada.

Okada said police would review the store's surveillance video to help determine what happened.

Tritac employees and owners cooperated with police.


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1 posted on 02/07/2018 10:42:41 AM PST by nickcarraway
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That is so very cruel to the people who work there. No doubt the person was suffering, but that doesn’t excuse this callous final act.


2 posted on 02/07/2018 10:46:29 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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A couple years ago a younger women walked in to my favorite indoor range and did the same thing. I am friends with the owner and his two employees and I still feel so bad for them.

Suicide is the most selfish of acts but dragging in totally innocent strangers into your cowardice is beyond heinous.


3 posted on 02/07/2018 10:52:36 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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We had one of these at the range I go to.
It is very tough on the staff.


4 posted on 02/07/2018 10:54:26 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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Relatives to hire a lawyer and sue in 3..2...1...


5 posted on 02/07/2018 10:55:32 AM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: BenLurkin; OldMissileer; Lurkinanloomin

At the range near here, they won’t rent a gun to someone by themselves. I thought all ranges had that policy.


6 posted on 02/07/2018 10:56:13 AM PST by nickcarraway
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This guy had been a regular.
He was safety conscious and turned around so when he shot himself the weapon was pointed downrange.
His feet sticking out of the stall is what attracted attention.


7 posted on 02/07/2018 10:59:01 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: BenLurkin
That is so very cruel to the people who work there. No doubt the person was suffering, but that doesn’t excuse this callous final act.

Agreed. This is not uncommon though. I've seen it more than once at a gun range in Washington State.

8 posted on 02/07/2018 11:01:14 AM PST by rexthecat
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I remember when this happened:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1168424/I-send-son-heaven-Hell-Chilling-moment-mother-executes-boy-firing-range.html


9 posted on 02/07/2018 11:21:27 AM PST by VeniVidiVici
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I have been to this range many times. Bummer for the employees. What a jerk.


10 posted on 02/07/2018 1:00:55 PM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Yikes


11 posted on 02/07/2018 1:04:16 PM PST by nickcarraway
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