Rome police said that a 39 year-old Kingston woman, Wenda Nicole Gunnels, shot and killed herself in front of a witness in the Dollar General parking lot on Shorter Avenue last Sunday. The witness reported that Gunnels was sitting in a truck when she got out with a .22 caliber handgun, pointed the gun and told everyone to ‘get away from her’. The witness said that she turned the gun and shot herself in the temple.

Reports have said that her roommate reported that Gunnels had been fighting an addiction to pain pills.\

She was rushed to a local hospital where she later died.