Man fatally shoots himself at Chico gun range

Aug 13, 2014 1:22 PM by News Staff

Chico Police say a 67-year-old Chico man killed himself with a .44 caliber handgun at a gun range Wednesday morning.

The man allegedly showed up at Safer Arms gun range on Dominic Road this morning, rented a gun and shot himself in the head a little after 10 a.m.

No employees witnessed the shooting, but there were two employees working at the time.

According to police, the man walked to the indoor range and began shooting at an approved target and even exited the range to get more ammunition before returning to the range to continue shooting.

Employees told police they heard a gun shot that sounded different than the others and was able to see the man lying on the ground.

The man reportedly had a history of making suicidal comments.


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