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Police shoot gunman dead in US hospital

Police shoot gunman dead in US hospital

A man was shot dead in the emergency room of a suburban Las Vegas hospital after police said he raised a gun in their direction and threatened suicide.
No hospital employees or patients were injured in the shooting around 1 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena campus in Henderson, police said.
Two officers fired multiple times and fatally wounded the man when he refused commands to drop the gun, raising it toward them, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the man fired his gun before he was killed.
About 30 people were in the emergency room at the time, police said in a statement. No one was injured, said police spokesman Todd Rasmussen said.
A nursing supervisor summoned Henderson police after the man "made some suicidal statements and said he had a gun," Rasmussen said. He said the man's family in Las Vegas also notified police that the man was suicidal around the same time.


Updated : 2021-06-18 08:24 GMT+08:00