Veteran commits suicide at Amarillo, Texas VA medical center

Early Wednesday morning, a veteran committed suicide in front of the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center located in Amarillo, Texas.

Around 7:00 am, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to the VA hospital after receiving a call that a man was suffering from a self inflicted gunshot wound. Officials have confirmed the man was dead when Amarillo police officers arrived at the hospital.

"Our deepest condolences are extended to friends and family of the veteran. We're cooperating with local authorities on the investigation," Barbara Moore, public affairs officer for the Amarillo VA, said.

Authorities are not releasing and information concerning the veteran in order to protect the privacy of the man and his family.

Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center located in Amarillo, Texas. 

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