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Man kills himself at Burbank shooting range

August 13, 2010 |  6:38 pm

A Los Angeles man shot and killed himself at the Firing-Line indoor shooting range in Burbank, police said Friday.

It was at least the third suicide at the range in the last few years.

Officers responded to the shooting range at 1060 N. Lake St. about 4:30 p.m. Thursday to find the man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Burbank police Sgt. Darin Ryburn told the Burbank Leader. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office identified the man as David Joseph Magarelli, 42, and said his death is being treated as a suicide.

The shooting range has a history of self-inflicted shooting deaths, Ryburn said.

Last year, Stephen Daniels, 64, of Burbank shot himself in the head at the firing range. Daniels’ death came about a year after a 25-year-old Glendale man rented a handgun and shot himself in the head.

The firing range has instituted an assortment of safety measures in response to the incident, officials said.

-- Melanie Hicken