Man dies of self-inflicted wounds at Muscle Shoals hospital

Man dies of self-inflicted wounds at Muscle Shoals hospital

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Authorities were at Shoals Hospital on Sunday after a Colbert County man reportedly died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

Authorities say a 79-year-old man, who has not been identified, walked into the facility before 7 a.m., and shot himself near the hospital’s elevator.

No other injuries were reported.

Dispatchers were notified around 6:50 a.m. that nurses in the hospital heard a gunshot inside the facility, according to Colbert County 911 officials.

The facility was placed on lockdown. Officials said Muscle Shoals Police, along with officers from Sheffield, Tuscumbia and the Colbert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation by Muscle Shoals Police.

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