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Posted: September 16, 2010 by The STR in NEWS & LOCAL NEWS
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Police: Man kills self, another person after wounding doctor

A man who shot and wounded a doctor at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, later killed himself and a third person on Thursday, police said.

The suspect shot a faculty physician at the hospital just after 11 a.m., police said. The doctor was rushed to surgery and is expected to survive, said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman.

Authorities evacuated part of the hospital after the shooting and then police attempted to isolate the suspect, identified by police as an African-American man in his 30s,

The suspect later killed himself and another person, police said. Police said there was talk that the suspect had been holed up with a family member.

Earlier, police said officers shot and killed the man but later said that account was incorrect.

The hospital “asked employees, visitors, patients and caregivers to stay in rooms or offices until further notice,” it said in a statement. The hospital also said it has restricted access to the main hospital building after the shooting.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, which first opened in 1889, is part of a $5 billion medical system, according to its website.

The facility, which has 982 beds, has consistently earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual rankings of more than 4,800 American hospitals, placing first in five medical specialties, among other things.

Guglielmi said the doctor, who was not identified, had non-life-threatening abdominal injuries.

“He’s in the best place he could ever be,”

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