Wyoming in top three states for suicide, most by gun

JACKSON — Two suicides have occurred in Teton County this year, both young adults in their early twenties and both by firearm.

The first occurred March 28, a 20-year-old Teton County resident who was attending the University of Wyoming. The latest firearm suicide was a 22-year-old male resident who died Sunday.

“Two suicides by handguns,” Teton County Coroner Brent Blue said. “One 20-year-old and one 22-year-old. This is craziness.”

Blue said that of two suicides in 2022, both involved a firearm. Of seven total suicides in 2021, four involved firearms.

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