Man Kills Himself with Rented Gun at Gun Store Firing Range in Unincorporated Zion in Lake County


Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Winthrop Harbor firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:05 a.m. Sunday September 1, 2019 to a report of a man shot at 5 Star Firearms, 41666 North Sheridan Road in unincorporated Zion.

Upon arrival Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies found a male victim shot with life-threatening injuries, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene by firefighter/paramedics.

Preliminary investigation shows that the man entered the gun sales and firing range facility, rented a firearm, and proceeded to the on-site range. Video surveillance shows the man then shot himself, in
what appears to be an intentional act. The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene, and an autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office did not initially release the identity of the man, except that he is possibly a 49-year-old man of Riverdale, Georgia.

Crime scene tape prohibiting entry to the facility was set up during investigation Sunday, and Five Star Firearms previously scheduled to be closed Monday for the Labor Day Holiday. Once the scene is released to the owners of Five Star Firearms, the investigation will continue to be ongoing by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County Coroner’s Office.



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