Authorities: Man fatally shoots self at hospital

Published 9:45 pm Monday, October 9, 2017

IUKA (AP) — Authorities say a man has shot and killed himself at a hospital in northeast Mississippi.

Tishomingo County coroner Mack Wilemon told news outlets that 64-year-old Gary Lomenick died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head Saturday around 2 p.m. Wilemon says Iuka police had responded to the situation in the emergency room at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Wilemon says Lomenick had been talking to hospital staff and that a motive for the shooting was unclear.

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The incident remains under police investigation.