Hospital: Veteran shot at Vt. encampment has died



BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A hospital spokesman says the 35-year-old military veteran who protesters say shot himself at an Occupy Wall Street encampment in Vermont’s largest city has died.

Mike Noble of the Fletcher Allen Health Care hospital in Burlington confirmed Thursday that a man died after the shooting in City Hall Park.

Burlington Police would not confirm that the shooting was a suicide, but the veteran’s fellow protesters told reporters at the scene that the man shot himself.

Others at the Occupy encampment say the man was a victim of inadequate mental health services being offered to veterans.

Authorities haven’t released the man’s name.