Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon identified the victim as 64-year-old Gary Lomenick of Iuka. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head about 2 p.m. Saturday, said the coroner.
“He was off to himself in a hallway,” said Wilemon. “He had been talking to the hospital staff.”
The coroner described the situation as “intense” as Iuka police had responded to the scene of an armed man inside the emergency room.
“It got pretty intense there for a little bit,” noted Wilemon, as it was unclear on the motive for the shooting.
The ordeal remains under investigation by the Iuka Police Department.