Second man commits suicide in Newport in as many days

The body of a man who committed suicide was found Tuesday near the waterline in Newport Beach, police said.

He was the second person in the city to kill himself in public in the span of two days, according to police.

Officers found the unidentified man dead near the Newport Pier at 12:50 p.m., police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said.

Manzella said the man's death was self-inflicted and involved a firearm, but she did not elaborate on the fatal injury.

Police were still investigating at the scene, Manzella said about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

One day earlier, a man fatally shot himself in a Newport Beach park.

Officers responded to a report of a single gunshot at 3 p.m. Monday on Alta Vista Drive and

found a man dead, hunched over on a park bench.

Newport police also responded to an attempted suicide in public earlier this month.

A man caused "major wounds" but survived when he shot himself on the beach at the Santa Ana River jetty Oct. 1.

Police have not released details on any of the three men.

— Jeremiah Dobruck and Hannah Fry

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