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Paducah Police: Person Injured In Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound At Mercy Health

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Paducah Police said a person shot themself after walking into Mercy Health Hospital Thursday. 

The department said in a release and on social media there was no active shooter at the hospital after the “situation appeared to be someone with a self inflicted gunshot wound.”

Chief Brian Laird said it’s hard to say whether or not the public was endangered during this incident, but says the person who brought the weapon into the hospital “didn’t turn the gun on anyone else.”

He said the person was admitted to the emergency room after the incident.

The individual’s identity and any update as to their condition have not been released.

An investigation is ongoing.

Taylor is a recent Murray State University graduate where she studied journalism and history. When she's not reporting for WKMS, she enjoys creative writing and traveling. She loves writing stories that involve diversity, local culture and history, nature and recreation, art and music, and national or local politics. If you have a news tip or idea, shoot her an email at!
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