Man shoots him­self at Phoenix VA com­plex

Albuquerque Journal - - NATION & WORLD -

PHOENIX — Au­thor­i­ties say a man has been crit­i­cally in­jured af­ter shoot­ing him­self on the grounds of the Phoenix Vet­er­ans Af­fairs com­plex.

Phoenix po­lice Sgt. Ar­mando Car­ba­jal says the shoot­ing oc­curred just af­ter 11 a.m. at the cen­tral Phoenix fa­cil­ity.

Of­fi­cers ar­rived to find fire­fight­ers tend­ing to the 77-year-old man in­side a chapel.

The man, whose name was not re­leased, was taken to a hos­pi­tal in crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Car­ba­jal says the gun­shot wound ap­pears to be self-in­flicted.

This is not the first time a sui­cidere­lated in­ci­dent has oc­curred at a Phoenix VA of­fice. A 33-year-old man fa­tally shot him­self out­side the Carl T. Hay­den VA Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Oc­to­ber 2017.

A vet­eran took his own life in the park­ing lot of a dif­fer­ent VA of­fice in Phoenix in 2015.

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