Police are still scratching their heads over a recent suicide at an Alabama hospital.
According to the reports, a 79-year-old man killed himself in an elevator at Shoals Hospital.
The what is easy here — the why is what has police baffled.
After checking security cameras for tips, police were even more confused.
“We watched the video,” Muscle Shoals Police Chief Clint Reck said. “He walked in the front door, never spoke to anyone, walked to the elevator, went in, and then nurses heard a gunshot.”
The shooting occurred at 6:44 a.m. on Sunday morning.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
As far as police have been able to tell, the man has no ties at all to the hospital.
After identifying him as William Edgar Nichols, they found no other patients in the hospital related to him.
They could not even find a tie between Nichols and anyone working at the hospital.
The Good News
In cases like these, it’s not surprising to find out the suicide victim left a bloody trail behind.
But in this case, that didn’t happen.
Police went to the man’s home and everything seemed to be in order.
The man was living with his sister, so police are hoping she will be able to shed some light on the incident.