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80-Year-Old Man Shot Himself In Front Of Fire Station

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An 80-year-old man shot himself in the head after driving to a Woodland Hills fire station Saturday evening.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Scott Peters told The Los Angeles Daily News that the "distraught" man drove up to the station's front apron and shot himself while he was still in the car. It happened around 7 p.m. at Fire Station 105 at 6345 Fallbrook Ave. in Woodland Hills.

An LAPD police officer told The Daily News that the man left a suicide note. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.