An Indiana woman walked into a gun store and shooting range, watched a safety video, rented a gun, and used it to abruptly end her own life on Saturday in Lafayette. Emergency officials were called to Applied Ballistics at 3:42pm, after the victim, whose name has not been released, shot herself in the head, according to the Journal & Courier. No one else was injured. The woman was pronounced dead at Franciscan St. Elizabeth East. An official cause of death is pending an investigation by the Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office.
Applied Ballistics closed after the shooting, and remained closed yesterday. The range issued a statement Saturday night thanking its supporters. "We are not yet in a position to discuss the incident but we want to thank the Lafayette Police Department and the Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Service for their prompt and professional response," a post on the company's Facebook page reads. The 25-yard range includes 15 shooting bays, and there is a retail store and gunsmithing service onsite. The range offers a "supreme shooting experience," according to its website. (Read more gun deaths stories.)