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Guards who stopped hospital shooting suspect speak out

Hospital Safety Insider, July 28, 2016

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Two unarmed hospital guards are being hailed as heroes for their work at the Titusville, Florida, hospital where a patient and a nurse were murdered July 17, according to a report from WESH-TV.

The two security guards at Parrish Medical Center were on duty around 2 a.m. when they heard the call of an active shooter, a man with a gun, and went straight toward the threat, even though they were not armed, according to the report. As soon as they encountered the alleged gunman, the guards tackled him and held him down until police arrived.

David Owens, 29, entered the hospital's emergency room 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.

According to the report, the guards said Owens muttered to them that he had "done something wrong." After searching him for a gun, they eventually found it the room where the shootings happened.

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