Sad to hear as this can happen anywhere, but this is the exact range I visited once and reason I started this thread.
September 17, 2013 (LYONS, Ill.) (WLS) -- A man was shot in the head at the Midwest Guns and Pistol Range in Lyons, Ill.
Police believe the wounded man accidentally shot himself. They were called to the 8500-block of Plainfield Road in Lyons just before 2 p.m.
According to a statement from police, "Upon officer's arrival, a subject was located on the first floor of the gun range with what appeared to be a serious head wound. That subject was transported to Loyola Hospital in critical condition."
Police continue to investigate.
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A Michigan man died after a possible accidental shooting at a gun range in Lyons this afternoon, authorities said.
The man, identified as Michael Babinski, 49, of Pickford, Mich., was declared dead at 5:36 p.m. at Loyola University Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Police were dispatched to the shop--which is at 8565 Plainfield Rd. in the west suburb--about 1:55 p.m., following the report of a shooting at the gun range, police said in a news release.
At the range, an officer found the injured person on the first floor. He appeared to have suffered a serious head wound, police said.
The man was taken to Loyola University Hospital, initially in critical condition, police said.
Police investigators are treating the man's injury as a possible accidental shooting and are reviewing video from the range, as well as interviewing witnesses.