Man commits suicide at Wash. gun-safety class

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Associated Press

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 5:03 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 15 at 5:10 AM

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating after a 50-year-old man committed suicide during a gun-safety class at a Bellevue shooting range.

Seattlepi.com reports (http://is.gd/MNJJSo ) that Brian J. Parry shot himself in the head with a pistol Sunday during a class a West Coast Armory, a gun range and dealer with outlets in Bellevue and Issaquah. More than a dozen people, including children, reportedly were present.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office earlier this week ruled Parry's death a suicide. Bellevue police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate (ee-ah-FRAH'-tay) says the investigation into his death is ongoing.

According to West Coast's website, the gun range offered an entry-level handgun course the day of the shooting. Participants paid $75 for three hours of instruction meant to teach students how to load and use pistols and revolvers.

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