Man dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound at VA Hospital in Nashville

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Metro police confirmed that a man has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the VA Hospital in Nashville.  

It happened at the hospital located at 1310 24th Avenue South just after 9 a.m. Friday.  

Initial reports indicate the man walked into the hospital’s lobby and shot himself in the head.  

His identity has not been released.  

Late Friday, the VA released a statement that said in part, “VA Police are cooperating with the Nashville Police Department to gather more regarding this ongoing investigation, and no other information can be released at this time. Suicide prevention is VA’s highest clinical priority. One life lost to suicide is one too many.” 

Any veteran who is in crisis is urged to visit their closest VA healthcare facility where they can receive “same-day urgent primary and mental health care services.” A crisis line is also available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 1-800-279-8255 and then pressing 1.

Days before, on Nov. 7, a veteran suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the public spaces of the International Plaza office building in Nashville. The veteran’s name has not been released. 

Additional information was not released. 

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