Man Kills Himself At Gun Safety Class In Washington State

A 50-year-old man reportedly shot and killed himself Sunday during a gun safety class at a gun range in Bellevue, Wash. 

According to The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Brian Parry shot himself in the head with a pistol during a class at West Coat Armory, a gun range and gun store in Bellevue. The newspaper also reported that several children witnessed the incident. 

Bellevue police are investigating the shooting but have not released details. Earlier this week, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Parry’s death a suicide.

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