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.