FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 74-year-old Northern California man called 911 to report his own death moments before he shot and killed himself outside a hospital.
The man died Sunday at the emergency room of Mendocino Coast District Hospital in Fort Bragg. He has not been identified.
Fort Bragg police Lt. John Naulty says he called 911 around 9:45 a.m. and told state fire dispatchers where they could find his body after he shot himself. Two nurses outside the hospital heard gunfire moments later.
Naulty told the Press Democrat of Santa Rosa that the man shot himself with a .38-revolver. Officers found his body in bushes in a parking lot on the south side of the hospital.
He was breathing, but medical staff was unable to revive him.
Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com
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