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A 52-year-old Tamarac man killed himself Saturday morning at a Broward shooting range, according to a Broward's Sheriff's Office release. When police went to notify his wife at home, they found her dead in a possible murder-suicide.
Police report that the man rented a gun at the Arizona Shooting Range & Emporium in Lauderdale Lakes at 10:18 a.m. He then went into the target-shooting area and shot himself in the head at 10:33 a.m., according to the release.
He was transported to Broward General Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, BSO reports.
Police say a detective arrived at his Tamarac home at 1 p.m. The wife's car was in the driveway, but the doors were locked and no one answered. Concerned for her safety, the detective entered the house and found the deceased wife, 45, in a bedroom.
Neighbors told CBS Miami that they rarely saw the couple, who were married for 15 years, but the husband was occasionally seen walking their golden retriever.
The Sun Sentinel reports that last October, another man committed suicide at the same gun range, leaving behind a long suicide note in the parking lot.
BSO's Dani Moschella told NBC Miami, "When a desperate person wants to kill himself, he's going to do whatever he can to do that. Unfortunately, sometimes, they abuse gun ranges."