IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - North Mississippi Medical Center has released a statement after a man fatally shot himself at NMMC-Iuka.
"An unfortunate incident took place at North Mississippi Medical Center-Iuka on Oct. 7. We are thankful that no harm came to our staff, patients or visitors. The deceased was not one of our patients or employees. We extend our condolences to the family.”
PREVIOUS UPDATE 10/08/17 9:00 p.m.
IUKA, Miss. (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.
Corinth Today reports Lomenick's brother says he was depressed and chose to kill himself in the emergency room because he wanted to donate his organs to help others.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 10/7/17
IUKA, Miss. (WTVA) - Authorities in Tishomingo County confirmed reports of an active shooter threat at a hospital in Iuka.
The Tishomingo County Sheriff confirmed a man walked into a hospital and threatened to shoot people before shooting himself.
Iuka police said the man died and they are notifying next of kin. They could not release any other information at this time.
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