[UPDATED] Police: Possible suicide in Burbank

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From the Burbank Leader:

WEST BURBANK — A 21-year-old Burbank man shot and killed himself Wednesday afternoon while at the Firing-Line indoor shooting range on North Lake Street in Burbank, authorities said.

The shooting is being treated as a suicide, Burbank Police Sgt. Travis Irving said.

Officers were called to the indoor range at 1060 N. Lake St at 1:10 p.m. where they closed the site to the public for the investigation. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, entered the range and rented a handgun. He died at the scene after a single gunshot to the head, police Sgt. Thor Merich said.

The investigation is ongoing, with an official cause of death yet to be determined by Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Despite taking requisite safety precautions, the range has had a deadly history. In June, a 64-year-old Burbank man and regular at the range shot himself to death at the range. And last year, a 25-year-old Glendale man used a rented handgun and ended his life inside the firing range. No other people were injured in those incidents.

Click here for more on this developing story.

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Written by Christopher Cadelago

November 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Posted in burbank, Crime

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