Man shoots himself dead in psych unit

Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

Danielle Bell, Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 1:28 AM ET

OTTAWA -

Police are investigating after a man shot himself dead at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 11 a.m., police were called to the hospital. The man shot himself in the washroom of the outpatient psychiatry department, the Sun has learned.

The man was not brought to the hospital on a police matter.

The death is being deemed a suicide, said police.

The police probe includes looking at where the gun originated from.

Hospital officials declined any comment on the situation, and referred matters to the police.

In January, a patient killed himself at the Royal Ottawa Health Centre, leading to a review of procedures by the psychiatric facility.


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