Gunman kills himself, 1 other at Reno hospital

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A hospital is supposed to be a place of healing, but a lack of security can quickly lead to a scene of chaos and harm. In this case, police arrived within minutes, but it was still too late for several victims. Read the story, and then learn more about what we can do to help your healthcare facility prepare for a active shooter or act of violence.

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Some fled in panic as gunshots echoed through a sprawling Reno hospital complex while others locked themselves in medical offices as dozens of police cars and SWAT teams sealed off a three-block area and heavily armed officers began a nervous room-to-room search. A suicidal gunman killed one person and critically wounded two others — including a doctor — who were rushed across the campus to emergency surgery after the intruder turned the gun on himself Tuesday.

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