A 50-year-old man shot and killed himself in front of a group of people, including children, who were attending a gun safety class Sunday in Bellevue, Washington, according to The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.


Brian J. Parry reportedly used a pistol provided to participants to end his life in front of about a dozen people. A coroner's report issued earlier in the week ruled his death a suicide, the Intelligencer noted.

The shooting took place at the West Coast Armory, which bills itself the state's "premier indoor shooting range" at 31,000 square feet, featuring state-of-the-art shooting stalls and "NRA certified Range Safety Instructors" present at all times.

"We have a welcoming environment for both the serious, well trained shooter, as well as the novice firearm enthusiast that wants to learn how to safely handle a handgun," the company's website says.

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(H/T: Talking Points Memo)