A man identified as Nijim Ghassan Dabbour, 25, shot himself in the head at H&H Gun Range on Monday, March 18, 2013. The man was found in a shooting stall at 5:30 pm, and the employees at the range called the paramedics and the man was taken to OU Medical Center, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
H&H Gun Range is located at 400 S. Vermont Avenue in Oklahoma City, right off of I-40 and Meridian. It is a popular place for people to go for target practice, and also offers classes for concealed carrying licenses.
The shooting was investigated by the Oklahoma City Police, and they questioned witnesses before concluding that the shooting was a suicide.
H&H Gun Range issued a statement via Facebook on Monday night explaining that the shooting was a suicide. They stated, “We are incredibly heartbroken from the events of earlier today. We can say this isolated incident appears to be a suicide. We are cooperating fully with OKCPD. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those affected by his actions. We will make further statements as more knowledge comes to light.”
Customer, John Bobo stated, “The range is always very aware of safety issues. They typically have people patrol the range, and you see people from time to time if they're acting out, they make you leave. And the ranges are typically unafraid to make those kinds of decisions.”
The owner of H&H Gun Range was out of town on Monday when the incident occurred, but is canceling his trip and is coming back immediately.
The police initially had homicide detectives investigate the scene, but found no evidence of foul play. It just seems at this point to be an isolated suicide, and the range has always been and will continue to be a safe place for customers.