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Police: Gunman wounds 3 at Alabama hospital

By Associated Press


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. >> Authorities in Alabama say a man opened fire in a hospital, wounding an officer and two employees before he was fatally shot by police.

Birmingham Police Sgt. Johnny Williams says the officer and employees suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Williams says police were called because a man with a gun was walking through St. Vincent's Hospital on Saturday morning. When he was confronted by officers, he started shooting and wounded one of the officers. That's when the second officer shot and killed the man.

Detectives are still working to determine why the armed man was in the hospital.

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allie wrote:
the nightmare continues
on December 15,2012 | 06:56AM
kainalu wrote:
Again, a person is gunned-down on-average every-hour in the United States. We lose more citizens to gun-violence every-year than we've lost total combat soldiers in both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. If a gun is used at all, it is exponentially more likely to be used against the gun-owner, or someone associated with the gun-owner like family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Unless by law-enforcement, a gun used in "self defense" by ordinary citizens is so rare, it doesn't even register in some states - Hawaii for instance. Finally, you can fully support the 2nd Amendment, and still advocate for common-sense gun-control. You don't have to be a member of the NRA or support their policies to own a gun in this country. Just the cold hard facts, not to be confused for "out of my cold dead hands".
on December 15,2012 | 07:24AM
How about that! A plus for a cop, THEY GOT THE GUY.
on December 16,2012 | 12:19AM
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