Ashburn man shoots himself in hospital room, dies

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News release from the Fairfax County Police Department

A 64-year-old Ashburn man died last night after shooting himself in a hospital room.

Fairfax County Police were called to the Heart and Vascular Institute at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, where they found  Thomas Wimmer, of Ashburn, suffering from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Officers said Wimmer was conscious but refused requests that he surrender his firearm. They were able to enter his room about an hour later and Wimmer was taken to the hospital’s trauma center, where he died a short time later.

No one else was injured.