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Grand Forks Police investigate the scene at the entrance to the emergency room at Altru Hospital where a man fatally shot himself Tuesday morning. Herald photo by John Stennes.

Grand Forks man fatally shoots self outside Altru ER

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A 31-year-old Grand Forks man shot and fatally wounded himself with a handgun outside Altru's emergency room about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.


According to information from police Sgt. Brett A. Johnson and Altru emergency room Dr. Christopher Boe, it appears the man drove to the hospital alone and did not talk to anyone, though they didn't know if he'd been inside with the gun.

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