A person committed suicide in front of the San Francisco Police Department’s Mission Station this morning, a police spokesman said.
The incident was reported at about 9 a.m. outside the doors of the police station at 630 Valencia St., police Officer Albie Esparza said.
The victim apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Esparza said.
Anyone who is feeling suicidal is encouraged call the national, 24-hour suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to be connected to the closest crisis line.
Crisis counselors from the nonprofit San Francisco Suicide Prevention are also available to participate in online chats at www.sfsuicide.org.
Dan McMenamin of Bay City News contributed significantly to this report