Cardiac surgeon shot at Boston hospital; suspect dead

Jan 20, 2015 1:53 PM by CBS News

BOSTON - A male cardiac surgeon was critically wounded in a shooting at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston Tuesday and the person believed to be the shooter was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the facility, officials say, reports CBS Boston.

"At this time there is no threat out there," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said.

Hospital officials said the shooting took place in the Shapiro building, where the cardiovascular unit is located, at around 11 a.m.

Authorities say the suspect came into the building and asked for that particular doctor, who he ended up shooting, reports CBS Boston.

"There was a particular reason why he targeted this doctor," Evans said. "Why and for what particular reason, we're looking into."

The suspected gunman was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a second-floor examining room, next to the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting, authorities said.

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