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Two dead in Florida hospital shooting, suspect captured

Hospital Safety Insider, July 21, 2016

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A gunman entered a Titusville, Florida hospital through the emergency room July 17, went to the third floor and fatally shot a patient and an employee apparently at random, according to a report from the Times-Enterprise.

David Owens, 29, entered the Parrish Medical Center at 2 a.m. and used a handgun to fatally shoot 88-year-old patient Cynthia Zingsheim and employee Carrie Rouzer, 36, who was sitting with Zingsheim in her room, the report said.

Also, according to the report, Owens left the gun in the room and was tackled by two unarmed security guards as he left. The report said there was no immediate motive for the shooting and no immediate connection between Owens and the women.

The paper reported that Owens has been charged with two counts of murder. He is being held without bail at the Brevard County Jail. Court records show that in 2011 he was found guilty of battery on a police officer and that twice in 2012 a judge ordered him to undergo a mental health examination.

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