Man hospitalized after attempted suicide in Los Altos home

A Los Altos man is recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot after being transported to Stanford Hospital last week, according to authorities.

Los Altos Police Sgt. Brian Jeffrey said at approximately 9:56 p.m. Jan. 29, his department received reports of an attempted suicide on the 1200 block of Villa Huerta. When officers arrived, they found a 36-year-old man in a bedroom suffering a gunshot wound, according to Jeffrey. Following an investigation, police concluded that no witnesses were in the bedroom at the time the gun was fired. His co-residents were interviewed for more information; one of them had reported the attempted suicide to dispatchers.

Jeffrey said that the gunshot wound was classified as life-threatening, and last officers had heard, the man – admitted to the ICU – was still at Stanford Hospital recuperating.

If you or someone you love are considering harming themselves, please call or urge them to call a toll-free helpline.

Santa Clara County’s 24/7, confidential hotline is 1-855-278-4204. More about services available through the county can be accessed at

The National Suicide Prevention Hotline, a network of local crisis centers, is also run 24/7, is confidential and can help people in distress. To seek help, call (800) 273-8255.

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