A man found injured in a city park on Tuesday morning shot himself in the head, police said.

The 59-year-old man, who was not identified by police, was found in Paul Hopkins Park at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. The man was alive but unresponsive.

He was taken to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon.

Police officials don't normally release details on suicides or attempted suicides. Tuesday's information was released to prevent rumors and inaccurate information from circulating, a police spokesman said.

— John Wayne Ferguson

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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