Doctor shot in Boston hospital, gunman kills self

Police said the situation, which unfolded around 11 a.m. at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was "under control" and they had recovered a gun


Associated Press

BOSTON  — Police say a doctor was shot inside a prestigious Boston hospital before the gunman killed himself.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says the physician was shot twice and suffered life-threatening injuries.

Medical personnel walk past law enforcement officials, right, as they depart the Shapiro building at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston.
Medical personnel walk past law enforcement officials, right, as they depart the Shapiro building at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston. (AP Image)

Evans says police were on the scene at Brigham and Women's Hospital within seconds after getting the first calls at about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers conducting a room-by-room search found the suspect dead of a self-inflicted wound in an examination room. The gun was also found.

No names have been released, and Evans did not disclose a motive. He said the suspect wasn't a patient of the doctor.

The hospital, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, said in a statement the shooting took place in its Shapiro building, a cardiovascular care and research center.

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