Texas man shoots self inside hospital room shortly after wife gives birth

By David Edwards
Monday, August 12, 2013 10:03 EDT
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A Texas man fatally shot himself inside a Houston hospital room over the weekend not long after his wife had given birth.

KHOU reported that the wife gave birth at the Willowbrook Methodist Hospital on Sunday. And then hours later, the man committed suicide while in that same room with his wife.

Witnesses reported hearing arguing before the gunshot, but no one else was inside the room.

The man was later pronounced dead after being transported by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital. His name had not been released.

According to the hospital’s Patient Guide, the campus is a “gun-free zone” and “weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden.”

Watch this video from KHOU, broadcast Aug. 11, 2013.

[Photo credit: male medical doctor in green protective uniform, hat and gun (Shutterstock.com)]

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.