Miles City police say a man shot himself in the ankle after his request for painkillers for his back was denied. Police Chief Doug Colombik says the 48-year-old man left Holy Rosary Healthcare hospital upset Monday night after he asked for the painkillers. Colombik says the man grabbed a gun from his car and shot himself outside in the hospital parking lot to get treatment.

The hospital was temporarily locked down after the shooting. The man's name was not released.Colombik says prosecutors are reviewing the case to determine whether to charge him with negligence and endangerment for allegedly firing a gun close to the hospital.

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