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Law enforcement officers gather infront of the White House in Washington, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Secret Service says a man shot himself outside the White House, and medical personnel are on the scene. President Donald Trump is not at the White House, he's in Florida, but is set to return later Saturday. The agency says in a Twitter post that there are no other reported injuries related to the incident. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Police: Man who shot himself in the head near White House identified



WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The man who killed himself near the White HouseSaturday has been identified, police say.

D.C. police have identified the man as 26-year-old Cameron Ross Burgess of Maylene, Alabama. Police say Burgess came up to the area close to the North White House fence line around 11:46 a.m. before taking out a handgun and firing multiple times. Secret Service confirmed that Burgess shot himself in the head and was pronounced dead.

Officials say they do not believe the shooting was "directed towards the White House" and confirmed President Donald Trump and first lady Melania were not in the White House when the shooting happened.

No other injuries were reported in connection with the incident. Burgess' body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy, police say.

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