Shooter Opens Fire at Philadelphia-Area Hospital
Update: 1 dead, 2 injured in violent attack.
Published: July 24, 2014
A female employee at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., was killed Thursday afternoon when a gunman opened fire, according to a news report.
The shooting took place in the third floor of the hospital's wellness center, where the fatally shot victim worked. According to the report, a 52-year-old male doctor suffered a graze wound. There is no word on the condition of a third victim.
Police have the 49-year-old assailant in custody. The shooter, who reportedly has a history of psychiatric problems, was shot before being detained and is in critical condition. Authorities are exploring the possibility that the injured physician returned fire using his own gun.
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