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Posted: 9/16/2010 9:23:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2010 9:30:30 AM EDT by DStrokes]
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/16/shooting-reported-at-johns-hopkins-hospital/?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

Police seek gunman in Johns Hopkins Hospital shooting

[Updated at 1:14 p.m.] Criminal profiler Pat Brown tells CNN she believes the incident at Johns Hopkins could end "better than most situations" because the shooter does not appear to be a mass murderer.

The shooter may even realize he's made a huge mistake, and he might be scared because he knows he's trapped, Brown said.

A hospital employee, who said she left the hospital shortly before noon, told CNN affiliate WBAL that her shift isn't over for several hours. She has not been told to go home and she has not been able to return to work, she said.

"I really am scared," she told the station.

[Updated at 1:03 p.m.] A statement from Johns Hopkins Hospital says the doctor who was shot is a "faculty physician" and that confidentiality policies prohibit the hospital from releasing more information.

[Updated at 12:42 p.m.] Police say they know where the Johns Hopkins suspect is and have him cornered.

However, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, there is no information on whether the shooter has hostages.

Guglielmi said tactical units are on the scene, but the emergency room remains open and the incident is contained to one floor.

He further said he has learned that the doctor's condition has been upgraded, and his injuries now do not appear life-threatening.

Justin Fenton, a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun who is across the street from the hospital, said a source tells him the shooter is upset about his mother, who is being treated at Johns Hopkins.

[Updated at 12:35 p.m.] Baltimore police say a SWAT team is on the scene as they attempt to apprehend the shooter.

[Updated at 12:29 p.m.] Baltimore police say earlier reports that a suspect was in custody in the shooting at Johns Hopkins Hospital were incorrect.

Baltimore Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said authorities also have no information on a motive or the relationship between the suspect and a doctor who was critically wounded.

[Updated at 12:25 p.m.] A shooter who critically injured a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in east Baltimore, Maryland, has been "subdued and disarmed," according to a hospital spokesman.

Police reported that a doctor had been shot, and Johns Hopkins spokesman Gary Stephenson said the injured doctor had been taken to an operating room.

Earlier, local media said the suspect was hiding in a patient's room on the eighth floor of the hospital. CNN affiliate WMAR in Baltimore said the shooter had barricaded himself. It's unclear if the shooter was alone in the room.

Reports indicate the wounded doctor is in critical condition. Many people were evacuated, according to reports. Those who weren't evacuated were told via e-mail to stay in rooms at the hospital, which has about 1,000 beds. The e-mail further instructed them to keep room doors locked and to stay away from windows.

The hospital released a statement saying it had temporarily restricted access to the hospital's main buildings.

"Baltimore police and Johns Hopkins security officers are on the scene and have asked employees, visitors, patients and caregivers to stay in rooms or offices, with doors locked where possible, until further notice," the statement said.
A witness told WMAR that the shooting happened in the hospital's Nelson Building, which is near the emergency room entrance.

Local media reports indicate the shooting occurred between 11 and 11:30 a.m.

Link Posted: 9/16/2010 9:29:44 AM EDT
At least the doc was already in a hospital?
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 9:31:15 AM EDT
God help all those affected.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 9:31:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 9:32:45 AM EDT
Again? This just happened two hours ago.
Link Posted: 9/16/2010 9:33:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2010 9:33:28 AM EDT by NorCal_LEO]
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