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Connecticut hospital shooter sentenced to 20 years

Hospital Safety Insider, May 22, 2014

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A 66-year-old man who admitted to shooting two of his supervisors at a New Britain, Connecticut hospital two years ago has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Superior Court, reports The Hartford Courant.
 
The paper reports that Victor Valcarcel pleaded guilty in February to two counts of first-degree assault in the attacks that left the two men seriously wounded at the Hospital for Special Care. At the time, Valcarel was a maintenance worker at the hospital.
 
The Courant also reported that on Feb. 22, 2012, Valcarcel had a dispute with one of the supervisors over his workload. He reportedly went home to get a pistol and returned to the hospital. Still in his uniform when he returned to the hospital, he reportedly shot the staff supervisor with whom he had the dispute, and a per-diem supervisor in the facilities unit.



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