1 Doctor Shot At Brigham And Women's Hospital

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A doctor at Brigham and Women's hospital is in critical condition after being shot twice inside the hospital Tuesday morning. The suspected shooter has died of what police describe as a "clearly self-inflicted" gunshot wound.

Police have not publicly identified the suspected shooter or the victim, or the possible motive. But police say the shooting does not appear to be random, and there is no threat to others right now.

"Our belief is that there is no amount of preparation that anyone can do that completely eliminates the prospect of any of this kind of tragic event happening," said Ron Walls, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women's at Tuesday's news conference. "But we do believe we have a responsibility — and we're working hard to meet that responsibility — to have all of our people completely prepared in the best way we can, so that when something like this happens, if it happens — and whatever it is — our staff is able to respond."


Fred Bever, WBUR reporter. He tweets @FredBeverNHPR.

Meg Femino, director of emergency management at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

This segment aired on January 20, 2015.


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