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Old 12-23-2020, 10:03 PM
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Man turns gun on friend at Pennsylvania shooting range, third man steps in and fatally shoots him

State troopers in Erie, Pa., are seeking a motive in a gun-range shooting that erupted seemingly without provocation and ended in the original gunman’s death at the hands of a good Samaritan.It was Tuesday afternoon at the State Gameland’s Gun Range in western Pennsylvania when 26-year-old Robert Eppley and a friend, 28, were trading a new pistol back and forth as they took turns trying it out, police said.

Eppley had just fired five rounds when suddenly he turned the gun on his friend and started shooting at him. The friend, who was standing about 10 feet from him, was hit several times.

That’s when a 67-year-old man in a neighboring stall stepped in. Seeing what was going on, he opened fire and fatally shot Eppley, police said in a statement.

Eppley was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:11 p.m. on Sunday, the Erie Times-News reported. The friend he was firing at was rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds but has since been released.

The 67-year-old was taken into custody, questioned and later released, the Erie Times-News said.

Police were at a loss as to a motive for Eppley, Lt. Mark Weindorf of the state police told the Erie Times-News on Wednesday. He said there was no apparent bad blood between them and that the reason “is completely unknown.”

Eppley and his friend met up at the range in separate vehicles, each with their girlfriends, Weindorf told the Erie Times-News. He started shooting at his friend “for no apparent reason” as they were trying out the new pistol, Weindorf told the newspaper.

After a 4½-hour autopsy, a forensic pathologist ruled Eppley’s death a homicide due to gunshot wounds to the torso, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook told the Erie Times-News. Authorities did not say whether charges would be filed against the 67-year-old man who shot him.

“The Pennsylvania Game Commission has closed the gun range until further notice,” state police said. “All involved parties have been identified, and the investigation is ongoing.”
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That is some crazy chit right there.
Old 12-24-2020, 01:21 AM
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Unless the guy was certified nuts......theres a reason.
Probably involves a woman......
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This is what happens when you boil meat.
Old 12-24-2020, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post
This is what happens when you boil meat.
This^ Its the chemicals in the plastic.
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Friend probably noticed ‘dead friends’ water leak and didn’t report it
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Originally Posted by mbb View Post
Unless the guy was certified nuts......theres a reason.
Probably involves a woman......
ya think?
Old 12-24-2020, 04:32 AM
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I hope they take a good look for abnormalities in the brain... Something could have happened there. Odds are better it involved a woman, but you have to check and check well.
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I’ll add this to my ever-increasing list of reasons why I despise shooting at gun ranges that are open to the public.
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"Standing about 10 feet from him, was hit several times.... rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds but has since been released."

Wow.
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Pussy it's always about pussy. It's been pussy since the beginning of time
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Surely the authorities won't file charges against the 67yr old man who shot the shooter.
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Originally Posted by mbb View Post
Unless the guy was certified nuts......theres a reason.
Probably involves a woman......
The gun range is probably not a good place to bring up you are banging your friends GF.
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Pussy it's always about pussy. It's been pussy since the beginning of time
Yup...Combine that with the head with no brain, bad things happen. That little thing between their legs controls a lot for some!
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Originally Posted by lurker25 View Post
The gun range is probably not a good place to bring up you are banging your friends GF.
check the shooter’s pillow for DNA
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Yep. Woman involved in some manner.

I ran our range Tuesday and it was crowded for a cool December afternoon. I still manager to shoot a bit, but the rest of the time is observing all shooters on the line and making sure that the firing line is safe for all shooters. I'd hate to have to deal with something like the original post.
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How Chris Kyle was killed ......crazy shit.
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I thought about this for a few minutes now. My first thought was if in fact it was about pootang, what a coward for not simply lighting the guy up with a good left jab!
(ya, I’m a lefty)
Then I thought more...Maybe when I was their age I may have reacted with that left jab, now at 59, a simple handshake with a good luck would have done it for me!
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That’ll f&ck up a lo of Christmas’s tomorrow.
sad for all involved.
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Glad the old man stepped up, could of been worse.

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