Shooting at FL Hospital


A man entered a patient’s room at a medical center in Florida early Sunday and opened fire, killing two people. The victims were an elderly female patient and a female hospital employee, who were present in the room, Titusville police Chief John Lau said.

Moments after the shots rang out, two security guards came rushing into the room at Parrish Medical Center and took the suspect down, the police chief said. The guards were not armed. They held the suspect down until police arrived and restrained him into custody.
Lau praised the guards for their quick action: “I cannot stress enough, the response of the Parrish Medical Center staff, without a doubt, saved more lives.”
It’s not known what led the suspect to open fire at the Titusville hospital. Authorities were tight-lipped when pressed for details. They said they were unsure of the shooter’s motive and as of now there was no apparent connection between the suspect and the victims.
“It appears to be extremely random. There may be something later in the day that connects the dots for us, but right now nothing has done that,” Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.

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