COLUMBUS — Authorities say a man killed himself on the steps of Ohio's capitol.
State Highway Patrol officials tell the Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1PLjHX3) that the man shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday evening.
Lt. Craig Cvetan (suh-VEHT'-ehn) says the 23-year-old man from the Columbus suburb of Franklin Township was pronounced dead at the scene. He says the man was not a state employee.
Cvetan says it's unclear why the man killed himself.
Authorities say nobody saw the shooting, but the man was seen on Statehouse grounds just before the gunshot.