Man’s gunshot wound at gun range may be self-inflicted

Shooting at 610 North Industrial Road, St. George, Utah, Feb. 21, 2014 | Photo by Scott Heinecke, St. George News

 ST. GEORGE — St. George Police and Fire departments responded to a medical call involving a shooting at Rowdy’s Range and Shooters Supply, 610 North Industrial Road in St. George at about 6:58 p.m. on Friday.

Upon arriving, first responders found an adult man inside of the business in the range area who had a gunshot wound, St. George Police Lt. Joe Hartman said.

“Initial indications are that it was self inflicted,” Hartman said.

Life Flight was called and responded to the scene, however the wounded man was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance Service to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

The investigation is ongoing by the investigations division, Hartman said, and no further details were available concerning the condition of the man or the circumstances involved.

Representatives of the business would not comment as the incident was under investigation.

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11 Comments

  • Biden 2016 February 22, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Here come the anti-gun comments 3-2-1……..

    • Bender February 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Sorry, I got here late.
      .
      Was this St George News commentator DoubleTap, working on perfecting his execution technique?

  • doofy February 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

    INB4 GUN NUTS TALK ABOUT “RESPECTING THE WEAPON”.

  • joanna February 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Those pics look like they were taken with one of those old disposable cameras.

  • Samantha February 22, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    My heart goes out for his family at this difficult time.

  • Dan Lester February 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Pix probably taken by a cheap phone.

  • Betty February 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Lifeflight? Really! They are a couple of blocks from DRMC. it would take longer to land that thing then to drive.

  • Bob February 23, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Why is the suicide rate of StG so much higher than the national average? I thought this was Mayberry, or is everyone just pretending it’s Mayberry? But wow! Maybe the name should be Suicide George.

  • NOTDAN LESTER February 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

    THE REASON EMT’S AND FIREFIGHTERS CALL LIFE FLIGHT ON AN INCIDENT LIKE THIS IS BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW HOW EXTREME THE PATIENT’S CONDITION IS. ONCE THE DECISION IS MADE TO LAUNCH LIFE FLIGHT, ON AVERAGE IT WILL TAKE THEM ABOUT 10 – 15 MINUTES TO TAKE OFF. IT’S BETTER TO GET ALL YOUR RESOURCES ON AN INCIDENT AND THEN IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL THEM, IT IS VERY EASY TO.

  • Dan Lester February 24, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    If a head injury they need to fly him to Vegas.

  • Rocco DeMarco March 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I would like to know any new developments about this incident. Where do I go within this site? Regarding a ‘suicide’ at a gun range, sounds strange to me. Perhaps an accident?? Why go to a gun range to ‘kill’ yourself?, unless one is trying to make an Anti Gun Statement??

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