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Man Succumbs From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Colonial National Historical Park

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On the morning of May 1st, park dispatch received a call from York County dispatch regarding an elderly man with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to his abdomen in the area of Yorktown National Cemetery parking lot. York County deputies and fire and life safety personnel arrived on scene minutes after the dispatched report and found a conscious elderly man suffering from a gunshot injury to his abdomen area. He was transported to a local trauma hospital for surgery, but later succumbed to his injuries. Preliminary investigation indicates that the death was a suicide. Ranger Steven Williams and York County Sheriff's Department investigators are jointly investigating the incident. Toxicology and autopsy results are pending.



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