Police: Doctor shot inside hospital, suspect is dead

Author: Associated Press
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BOSTON (AP) – Police say a doctor was shot inside a prestigious Boston hospital before the shooter died of a self-inflicted wound.

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

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 in an examination room dead of a self-inflicted wound. The gun was also found.

No names have been released, and Evans did not disclose a motive.

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

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