Man Accidentally Kills Himself at Riverside Shooting Range

A man died after he accidentally shot himself in the head at a firing range, police said.

The 24-year-old man loaded the handgun Friday and appeared to inadvertently fire a single shot to his head, according to surveillance video from the Riverside Magnum indoor public shooting range.

The video showed the man "kind of fumbling around" as if he were unfamiliar with the weapon, police Lt. Paul Villanueva said.

Range employees give customers basic instructions before they shoot, said manager Fred Buchholz, who added that this was the first such incident at the range.

Authorities are investigating the incident.

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