Elderly man critical after shooting himself at Phoenix VA
PHOENIX (AP) — 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 suicide-related 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.