I went in to my local indoor gun range today just down the street from my work. I had the management order me 2 new Steyr m1 2 week ago and they came in. Good news first. Went in at lunch and filled out the paper work and paid for the 2 Steyrs (M9A1 & M357A1). While I was there a few people came and went from the range and a non-member came in to rent a lane and a Glock. He filled out all of the paper work and went shooting. I took care of my stuff, took one gun home because I inadvertently left some money at home so I had to come back. We locked up the the gun I left at the range for my return. If anybody knows of the range in North Portland, you will know it is managed by very friendly and knowledgeable people. I purchased the 2 guns at a very good price and urge Oregon residents that are members to call and see what the price is. Not sure if I am supposed to say, but is was just over $400 and less that $420 each with shipping. I was busy at work so I could not get back to the range until 5pm. I walked in and talked to Rich, employee on duty who is also a training profession for LEO and Privates alike. We talked for a couple of minutes before he went to the back office to get my last gun. As he is coming out of the office the "Sad News" happens. There were 4 individuals in the range shooting at the targets. I was watching one guy then turned away to talk to Rich as he came back in. We heard the normals sounds coming from the range behind the glass window when our attention was drawn to the windows by 2 of the shooters. I ran towards the window I looked down to the floor and I saw the guy that I saw come in at lunch, he was still there shooting for 4.5 hours. He was lying face up with a bullet hole in his forehead and bleeding profusely from every orifice in his head. At first glance I made an assumption that is was an accidental shooting based from my earlier encounter of him at lunch. Then I notice the tell tale sign, there was a huge burn and flash residue under his chin. The hole in the forehead was the exit hole. He committed suicide at the range after shooting all afternoon. There was no breathing and some involuntary convulsions. Rich took control quickly while I called 911 from my Cell Phone. Rich took the other members from the range to the lobby and locked it down after checking the symptoms of the gentleman on the floor. He secured all of the range weapons on the line and we waited for the EMT's and Police. Police interviewed each of us to see what we saw and after 1.5 hours we were able to leave. The strange thing is to me was the guy seemed very pleasant and seemed happy when he came in to the range. I guess he shot about 300-350 rounds throughout the day and saved the very last one for himself. We are all fortunate I guess that he did not attempt to take anyone else with him before he took his own life. He had everything picked up in his lane and had what looked liked envelopes and his wallet sitting on the lane shelf before him. Must have had some serious problems and I am sorry for his family members that must deal with the news. Hopefully He is in a better place, don't take this the wrong way. I do not condone what he did, especially in a public forum where somebody else could have been hurt by a stray round. Things like this give fuel to lobbyist for gun control and tougher measures. Hopefully this will not have a negative impact for the business, they do provide a service to the public!