A woman in her 60s was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital shortly before noon Thursday, suffering what appears to investigators to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the woman was reported to be in critical condition at the hospital.
Investigators are in the process of trying to determine if the woman did, in fact, shoot herself intentionally or was shot accidentally.
“Detectives are looking into the woman’s background, talking to family members about her mental state,” Lt. Leo Bauer told The Signal late Thursday afternoon.
“We are also reviewing video surveillance,” he said.
“So, the bottom line is we can’t say for sure it was self-inflicted,” Bauer said, noting, “we have no eye witness.”
Paramedics were dispatched to the Oak Tree Gun Club on the 23000 block of Coltrane Avenue in Newhall at 11:26 a.m., Inspector Gustavo Medina of the Los Angeles County Fire Department told The Signal.
“One patient, an adult female, was taken to the hospital at 11:45 a.m.,” he said.
“She was by herself at the range and, at some point, had a gunshot injury,” according to Sgt. Tim Vanderleek of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “She was transported to Henry Mayo where she is receiving medical treatment.”
More details are expected to be released soon.
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