Dixie Regional Medical Center received an unexpected patient today as a 57 year old woman used a gun to take her own life in the Emergency Room parking lot.
The scene, described by St. George Police Captain James Van Fleet as “A tragic event”, began around Noon today when the woman called St. George Police and reportedly asked officials to donate her organs to the hospital. She then exited from her vehicle in the parking lot, walked a short distance near the Emergency Room, and used a gun to fatally wound herself.
Emergency Room officials heard the shot and investigated the scene to find the woman on the ground. according to Van Fleet told SUN News, They performed life saving measures on her and moved her into the hospital where shortly after she was pronounced dead.
Van Fleet reported the Police Department was in the process of contacting the family and further information would be released as it was made available.