Man shot with flare gun called apparent suicide
A 79-year-old man shot himself in the mouth with a flare gun Thursday morning, in an incident that Town of Tonawanda police are calling an apparent suicide.
Emergency crews responding to the 8:52 a.m. call of a man down on an Elmwood Avenue front lawn took the man to Erie County Medical Center, where he died about an hour and a half later.
The man, whose name was not released, apparently shot himself on his front porch before running toward the street, Capt. Jon Scott said.
The 12-gauge flare gun was the type commonly used to call for help by stranded boaters. While lacking the force of a traditional gun, the flare packs a high-intensity heat capable of doing major damage, authorities said.
with a flare gun? damn thats just cruel.