A MAN has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a doctor's office in County Cork.
Gardaí say the man, who has not been named but is believed to be a University lecturer in the city, died as a result of a 'personal tragedy'.
As reported by The Irish Examiner, the man attended the Mallow Primary Healthcare facility with his wife at 6pm on Friday.
Twenty minutes later, Gardaí were alerted to a man armed with a suspected pistol at the facility.
Members of the armed support unit were on route to the facility when the man, who was alone in a room at the time, shot himself.
He received immediate emergency medical assistance but was shortly pronounced dead, having suffered a fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A firearm was recovered from the scene, and Gardaí are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
The Irish Examiner reports that Gardaí are calling the sad incident 'a personal tragedy'.
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