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Man recovering after shooting himself at West Edmonton Mall

EDMONTON — Police say staff acted like heroes when they subdued a man who shot himself with a pistol at a West Edmonton Mall firearms range.

The man was in stable condition Wednesday in hospital with a gunshot wound to his neck.

Police say officers responded to a weapons complaint Tuesday night at the Wild West Shooting Centre, which bills itself as “Edmonton’s Funnest Attraction.”

Lisa Sobchyshyn (sub-chish-shen), a police spokeswoman, says it’s too early to say if the man was trying to take his own life.

The centre’s owner says two staff scuffled with a man armed with a Glock pistol when he began acting erratically after firing more than 40 rounds.

Two men have died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at the shooting range where people can rent firearms — one in 2007 and another in 2008.

 
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