Raleigh man dead after isolated shooting at Youngsville Gun Club

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
1 person dead after shooting at Youngsville Gun Club
Youngsville police are investigating after one person was shot and killed at a gun club Wednesday.

YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Youngsville police are investigating after one person was shot and killed at a gun club Wednesday.

According to the Youngsville Police Department, officers and Franklin County Sheriff's deputies responded to an incident involving a gunshot wound at the Youngsville Gun Club at 132 Franklin Park. After attempted aid, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Thursday, police identified the victim as 26-year-old Mrinal Chandu, of Raleigh.

Police said the incident involved a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the final cause and manner of death as suicide.

Police said there was no threat to the public. The investigation is considered closed.

On Thursday, the gun club issued a statement on social media, saying it was "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," the statement continued. "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."

Anyone with information or concerns is asked to call the Youngsville Police Department at (919) 925-3401.

If you are experiencing suicidal, substance use or other mental health crises please call or text the new three-digit code at 988. You will reach a trained crisis counselor for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.