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Shooting in Canadian hospital leaves one dead

Hospital Safety Insider, May 21, 2015

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Police fatally shot a man Wednesday at a hospital in Ontario, Canada, according to a report from CTV. The report indicated that the man had somehow ran past security at the Guelph General Hospital before at least two police officers opened fire.

Details of the shooting, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. inside the hospital’s ER, remained sketchy, and according to the report, the man’s identity has not been released. Also, officials apparently declined to provide details of what led up to the shooting, and it was not clear whether police were already at the hospital before the altercation that led up to the shooting.

Another report from The Star of Toronto, reported that witnesses saw a woman run out of the ER screaming and bleeding, frantically shouting that she had been stabbed or shot in the leg. Other witnesses said the woman said that she had been attacked by her boyfriend. Still others said an enraged man inside was brandishing a pair of scissors, according to the report

 



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