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Mooresville gun range has its second suicide shooting

jblackmon@thesunnews.com

For the second time, a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Mooresville gun range is being called a suicide case.

The latest of the incidents happened at 8 p.m. Monday at the Point Blank Range on River Highway in Mooresville, reports the Statesville Record & Landmark.

One man was transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound. The Record & Landmark reported Tuesday afternoon that the man had died of his injuries. His name was not released.

    Mooresville police told the Mooresville Tribune what was initially reported to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound later proved to be an attempted suicide.

    It is the second time a suicide case was investigated at the range. In 2011, Mooresville police found a 59-year-old man with a gunshot wound at the range. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Observer’s news partner WBTV reported the man shot himself intentionally.

    Management issued a statement at the time of that shooting, noting the “organization is committed to the safety of our patrons, members and staff and has in place protocols designed to mitigate the potential for any intentional or accidental shooting.”

    North Carolina has had several self-inflicted deaths at gun ranges in recent years, including one in October in New Hanover County involving a 26-year-old Marine sergeant and another in December 2015 involving a 25-year-old Wilmington woman who died while in a shooting range.

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