Man Shoots Self at Pinellas Park Gun Range
The injury was self-inflicted, according to Pinellas Park police.
PINELLAS PARK – A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday (May 17) with life-threatening injuries after he shot himself while at a gun range, according to the Pinellas Park Police Department.
Luke Prendergast, 19, died at a local hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said Mr. Prendergast was homeless and had made suicidal statements the previous day over his current living conditions.
Police were called to the Shoot Straight Gun Range, 4594 Ulmerton Road, about 8:10 p.m. Police said Mr. Prendergast had met another man on Treasure Island beach earlier in the day. The two of them spent the earlier part of the day together targeting shooting at a gun range in St. Petersburg.
About 8 p.m.n they arrived at Shoot Straight to do some more target shooting. A video from Shoot Straight shows Mr. Prendergast fire a couple of rounds at targets and then turn the gun on himself, while the other man was shooting at targets down range.
For information about the Pinellas Park police, go to pinellas-park.com.
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