Authorities are investigating a man’s death after a body was found near the emergency room of Knoxville Hospitals and Clinics.
Knoxville police were dispatched to the hospital around 9:35 a.m. Thursday on a report of a dead body involving a firearm. Police Chief Dan Losada said the victim is well-known locally.
The body was sent to the forensic lab in Ankeny for testing. No foul play is suspected.
“Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to the family when something like this happens,” said Kevin Kincaid, CEO of Knoxville Hospitals and Clinics.
Kincaid said the hospital staff prepares for events like this, which do not happen often. He credited hospital staff for securing the scene and protecting the privacy of the family.