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Woman Goes to Shooting Range, Rents Gun, Kills Self

No foul play suspected in bizarre Indiana case
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2015 11:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – 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.

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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.)

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