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Sep072011

Missouri Couple Found Dead in Alleged Shooting Range Murder-Suicide

John Foxx/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- A Kansas City, Mo., couple who met through a dating website were found dead Tuesday at a shooting range in an apparent murder-suicide. The woman is the alleged victim, police said.

Bambi Hilburn, 38, had only known Victory Ocampo, 42, for two months, but the mother of two was in high spirits when she called her sister, Christy Gregor, the day before her death.

"She was telling us how happy she was and how everything was going great for her in her life," Gregor said through tears. "She said he treated her like a queen and kept saying, 'I'm so happy. This is the happiest I've ever been.'"

Hilburn had recently come out of a bad 20-year relationship, and Ocampo was the first person she dated since her breakup, Gregor said. Hilburn leaves behind two daughters, ages 5 and 16, who are being cared for by her sister.

The couple had driven 20 minutes to the Bullet Hole shooting range in Overland Park, Kan. Police said they received a call reporting a suicide at around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, but upon arriving at the scene, they determined that the deaths were a murder-suicide.

"We don't believe there was anyone else involved. Everything indicates that they were there together," Matthew Bregel, the public information officer for the Overland Park Police Department, said. "At this point, the police report lists the crime as murder in the first degree and the female party as the victim."

Bregel said that the small indoor facility has four shooting lanes that are sectioned off into separate areas, but he was unsure whether a centrally located desk could supervise all four areas.

When a medical squad arrived, both people were pronounced dead at the scene.

This is not the first time the Bullet Hole has been the site of deadly shootings. In March 2010, a man committed suicide at the range and three others killed themselves there in 1997, according to the Kansas City Star newspaper.

The Bullet Hole did not respond to requests for comment.

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