YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – One person is dead after a shooting at the Youngsville Gun Club on Wednesday, police said.
According to the Youngsville Police Department, officers along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Youngsville EMS responded to a report of someone getting shot at the gun club, which is located on the 100 block of Franklin Park in Youngsville.
When crews arrived on scene, emergency personnel tried to render aid, but the victim died on scene, police said.
According to police, the victim died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Youngsville Gun Club released a statement about the incident:
“We at Youngsville Gun Club & Range are deeply saddened by the tragic incident that occurred at our range yesterday. Our hearts go out to the family of the individual involved and to everyone affected by this unfortunate event. We want to assure the community and our members that this was an isolated incident involving a single person. At no time were our members, customers, or our employees in any danger. Safety and security are our utmost priorities, and we are committed to providing a safe environment for all.“
“We want to respect the privacy of those involved. Therefore, we will not be able to offer any further comments or details at this time. We appreciate the support of our community as we all navigate through this challenging period. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by this tragedy.”