Man takes his life in hospital lobby

Man takes his life in hospital lobby

(WMC-TV) – A man entered Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven with a gun and took his own life Monday morning.

According to a statement released by the hospital, the man entered the lobby around 5 a.m. The hospital security guard was the only person who saw the shooting, as he was stationed behind his desk in the lobby.

The man was taken to the emergency room, but he did not survive. Hospital officials say a police investigation revealed that the man went to the hospital with the intention of taking his own life. He did not try to harm anyone else.

**It is not Action News 5's policy to cover suicides, however, we felt this should be reported since the man brought a gun into a public hospital.

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