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Man dies after shooting himself at Plant City hospital, police say

The man walked into the South Florida Baptist Hospital emergency room and shot himself in the head Tuesday, according to officials.
This screenshot from Google shows the main entrance to South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City.
This screenshot from Google shows the main entrance to South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City. [ Google Street View ]
Published Jul. 12

A man is dead after shooting himself in the head at South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City on Tuesday, according to police.

Hospital staff called 911 around 11:54 a.m. to report that an adult white man had walked into the emergency room and brandished a firearm before shooting himself, the Plant City Police Department said in a news release Tuesday afternoon. No one else was injured.

The man was taken to a room for treatment, but he died, according to the release.

Police did not name the man. The agency said additional information is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

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