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Woman shoots herself at Fort Knox hospital

Healthcare Security Weekly, February 23, 2004

A woman shot herself with a pistol in an examination room at a Fort Knox hospital last week.

The 58-year-old woman committed suicide after complaining of chest pains and being taken to the Ireland Army Community Hospital, according to the Courier-Journal.

The woman, who was not in the military, stopped at the post's gate and asked to provide her license and registration, a standard procedure since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Connie Shaffery, public affairs officer, told the Courier.

Shaffery said the shooting remains under investigation, theCourier reports.