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86-year-old man fatally shoots himself in doctor’s toilet because wife was very sick

By Mason White 11:46 AM June 5, 2014
Scene of the incident 

By: Devansh Dutt
An elderly man committed suicide after learning that his wife was very sick, police in the United Kingdom said.

Surrey Police said that 86-year-old Brian Poingdestre, turned a gun on himself because his wife was in critical condition in the hospital.

The shooting incident unfolded at the Station Road Surgery in Frimley. A person close to the victim said that Poingdestre was lonely because his wife Barbara was in the hospital.

An investigator said that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

“Police officers and other emergency services rushed to the scene after receiving reports shortly before 11:00 a.m., about a firearm that had been discharged in the building. The victim was found with a gunshot wound in the toilet. The man was pronounced dead at the scene,” a police spokesperson said.

“He was a nice man and was quite worried when his wife went to the hospital. He never said much. He loved his wife,” a neighbor of the victim said.

Barbara Poingdestre fell in her home about two months ago, injuring her head. She had been in the Farnham Park Hospital since.