Skip to comments.Mother Shoots Son, Self At Gun Range
Posted on 04/06/2009 8:14:29 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici
CASSELBERRY, Fla. -- A mother shot and killed her son, and then herself, inside a Casselberry Gun Range Sunday afternoon, according to police.
When Casselberry police arrived at the Shoot Straight Gun Range on South U.S. Highway 17-92 (see map) just after 4:00pm, they found two people had been shot in an apparent murder-suicide.
Police identified the man as 20-year-old Mitchel Moore. The shooter, his mother, was identified as 44-year-old Marie Moore.
Eyewitnesses said the pair was acting strangely and then the woman ran out of the room to get more ammunition. When she returned, eyewitnesses said, she shot her son and then turned the gun on herself.
Eyewitness Jim Copertino was in shooting target practice next to the pair and said the mother and son appeared hyper and jittery, as if they were on drugs.
"I noticed both of them were very anxious with each other. She kept getting very close to him and he was firing. She was almost over his shoulder," Copertino recalled. "She ran out to get more ammo, ran back in and then both were down."
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I never thought this kind of thing would happen at a shooting range.
I always thought they were so safe except for getting nailed once in a while by flying brass.
“...and then the woman ran out of the room to get more ammunition.”
Husband hates when I do that. ;)
Wow absolutely appalling, this is just ammunition for the anti-gun freaks. Sad sad sad.
There was a suicide at a Cincinnati area range I had shot at;suicidal people are obviously not thinking clearly.The speculation of motives on the mother/son case is going to be something.
A range I went to in Bellvue WA some time ago once had a guy walk in, present all his ID, rent a gun, and promptly commit suicide on the range.
These things happen. If someone is mentally ill and out to kill themself, not a whole lot you can do about it.
>Some guy took a bus from across town, rented a gun, walked out onto the range and shot himself.<
I’m going to bet that all the people who would do this kind of thing at a shooting range are not legitimate gun OWNERS.
The level of desperation that so many people seem to be feeling these days is just frightening.
Prayers for everyone involved.
ammunition is like crack cocaine
There have been a few other suicides at shooting ranges - sometimes involving handguns rented by the facilities. This is the first one I can recall that was a murder-suicide, though.
The recent spate of multiple shooting since obama took over makes me wonder if somehow the incidents aren’t connected.The more I see in life,the less I believe in coincidence.
It is, Al Baby. It is. :)
How odd that she chose to do this at a gun range..
My son and his buddies shoot at this range now and then..and I drive past there all the time going to Publix.
Her name seems familiar but I didn’t see a photo in the Sentinel of either mother or son.
A teacher rented a gun at my range, just outside of Milwaukee, and killed him self just last week.
You're correct, the kid looked like he had a lot to live for. I wonder what the story on the mother is.
This sort of thing may be why my range DOESN’T rent guns......
I agree, and it is only going to get worse I fear.
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