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Police shoot, kill armed man near San Francisco hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, November 12, 2015

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San Francisco police on November 11 shot and killed a gunman who apparently was aiming a gun at St. Luke's Hospital in the city's Mission District before firing at police, according to a report from ABC News.

According to the report, police responded to multiple reports of a person armed with multiple weapons at a construction site near the hospital. Police could hear gunfire when they arrived at the scene, after which the suspect trained his weapon on them and the police opened fire. 

The dead suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified as 25-year-old Javier Ivan Lopez Garcia of San Jose. Police quoted in the report said investigators think the gunman came to San Francisco after acquiring the rifle and ammunition during an armed robbery at a sporting goods store south of the city.

The hospital was locked down for about an hour as police warned people to stay away from the area, according to the report.

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