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Man Fatally Shoots Self Inside Iuka Hospital, Coroner Says

By Josh Mitchell

Corinth Today News Editor

A man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside of North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka on Saturday, Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon said.

The man walked into the hospital and shot himself with a handgun while he was in the emergency department at about 2 p.m., Wilemon added.

The death has been ruled a suicide, the coroner said.

Wilemon did not have information on why the man may have shot himself at the hospital.

Corinth Today has chosen not to release the man’s name or age at this time due to the sensitive nature of the situation.

The Iuka Police Department said the matter was still under investigation and that efforts were underway to notify family.

A spokeswoman for North Mississippi Medical Center said she was working on getting information.


  1. Cathy Griffin Cathy Griffin October 8, 2017

    I am so sorry that a person feels that depressed.But you know sometimes you just don’t.It doesn’t matter if someone says they know how you feel because they don’t.I have been very depressed all my life and no one knows whats in my mind.You can say you know how i feel but you don’t.One person hurts different from another.Thank You for listening.

  2. JayStack JayStack October 9, 2017

    Wow. This is really sad. I think people should try to get the motive behind his actions.

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