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Man Shoots Himself Outside Veterans Hospital

Posted April 3, 2007 4:09 p.m. EDT
Updated April 3, 2007 8:59 p.m. EDT

— A man committed suicide Tuesday in front of the hospital operated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, authorities said.

The unidentified man drove onto the VA Medical Center grounds and parked near the flagpole in front of the building, a hospital spokeswoman said. He then got out of his pickup truck and shot himself, she said.

The spokeswoman declined to say whether the man had been a patient at the hospital or if he was seeking treatment there.

Fayetteville police and the FBI were investigating the incident.

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