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Gun shot outside Altru emergency room; 1 injured

A male shot and fatally wounded himself outside Altru's emergency room about 11:30 a.m., according to Altru emergency room doctor Christopher Boe. No other patients or employees were injured.

Officers secure the area outside of Altru's emergency room
Officers secure the area outside of Altru Health System's emergency room after a shooting Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, 2011. (Photo: Kirsten Stromsodt, Herald staff)

A male shot and fatally wounded himself outside Altru's emergency room about 11:30 a.m., according to Altru emergency room doctor Christopher Boe. No other patients or employees were injured.

According to the doctor, the man dropped the gun immediately, and it was recovered by Grand Forks police. He was immediately brought into the emergency room where resuscitation attempts were made, but were unsuccessful. Altru Security immediately responded to the scene.

Employees, patients and visitors were gathered at the windowed hallway between the emergency room and Altru's main clinic to view the scene, which is roped off with police tape.

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