Man shoots himself at Calif. fire station

Officials say the man rang the bell at the station's front door and shot himself in the head when a firefighter approached

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By Laura French

WOODLAND, Calif. — A California man shot himself in the head at a fire station on Sunday in an apparent suicide attempt. 

Officials say the 44-year-old man rang the bell at the front door of the Woodland Fire Department Fire Station No. 2 building and shot himself as a firefighter was approaching to open the door, according to the Daily Democrat.  

Firefighters removed the firearm and began treating the man before police and ambulance personnel arrived. The man was transported by ground ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center after it was determined that weather conditions were too foggy for air medical transport. 

The man was reportedly in critical condition as of Monday morning, officials said. The man's name has not been released and the incident remains under police investigation. 

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