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September 16th, 2010
02:37 PM ET

Man kills mother, self at Baltimore hospital after wounding doctor

CNN Wire Staff

Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) - Police have shot and killed an assailant who shot a doctor at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, on Thursday, police said.

The suspect shot a faculty physician at the hospital just after 11 a.m., police said. The doctor was rushed to surgery and is expected to survive, said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman.

Authorities had evacuated part of the hospital after the shooting and then police attempted to isolate the suspect, identified by police as an African-American man in his 30s,

The shooting took place on the eighth floor of the main hospital, the hospital said. Police said there was talk that the suspect had been holed up with a family member.

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