Armed Doctor Opens Fire and Stops Active Shooter in Pennsylvania Hospital

July 24 2014
by GSL Staff
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Reports indicate that the active shooter situation in a hospital in Darby, PA on Thursday was brought to an end by an armed doctor who exchanged gunfire with the patient, striking him several times in the chest.

According to My Fox Philly,

According to Whelan, the shooter came into the 3rd floor Psychiatric office and opened fire. The Psychiatric office offers outpatient services and has a pharmacy located inside. The building was active at the time of the shooting.

Whelan confirmed one female employee, who was a case worker, is dead and the doctor has a graze wound to the head. The doctor is expected to be treated and released from HUP. The doctor and case worker’s name has not been released.

Whelan confirms the suspect also suffered three gunshot wounds to the torso area and is in critical condition at HUP. He is undergoing surgery at this time.

The suspect is described as being a psychiatric patient at the hospital and according to police he suffered those wounds after exchanging gunfire with a doctor at the hospital.

This is obviously a fluid situation and we will bring you more details as they emerge.

I wonder what Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action would say about this one. She said the following when asked about good guys with guns stopping active shooters last month,

“This has never happened. Data shows it doesn’t happen.”

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