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
Woman Goes to Shooting Range, Rents Gun, Kills Self
FILE - In this April 6, 2010, file photo, an Arizona made AR-15 is pulled from the display at Caswells Shooting Range in Mesa, Ariz. The Arizona Senate is set to debate legislation Monday, March 30, 2015 that would allow residents with concealed carry permits to bring their guns into government buildings.   (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

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. (More gun deaths stories.)

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