American kills self in Makati firing range

Posted at 05/08/14 8:56 PM

MANILA -- A 60-year-old American killed himself inside the Jethro Westpoint Gun Club firing range at the Makati Square Mall on Thursday, police said.

Based on initial investigation, Jeffrey Allan Klein entered the firing range past 3 p.m. and rented a 9mm pistol.

After shooting a round of bullets on the target board, Klein asked one of the staff for another target board.

He shot himself on the mouth when the employee left, police said.

Makati Police Chief Sr. Supt. Manuel Lucban Jr. said they are still investigating if the firing range will be held liable for the incident, as it is a policy of the firing range not to leave customers by themselves.

Klein is from California, USA. -- report from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News