EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

March 18, 2014

Woman killed self at gun range, police say


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island woman intentionally shot herself to death at a Massachusetts gun range over the weekend.

The Sun Chronicle reported yesterday that police said 22-year-old Ariene DeBarros of Providence shot herself at about 2 p.m. Saturday at the American Firearms School in North Attleborough, where she had gone target shooting with her brother and his girlfriend.

She was pronounced dead at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

The newspaper said according to a police report, DeBarros left notes about her intention and also posted a comment to her Facebook page. Someone who saw the posting called police, but they were too late.

Police said they were told the woman’s boyfriend recently died, but her Facebook posting said that wasn’t her motivation.

Police said the school is licensed by local police and complies with town regulations.