“Extremely Random” Shooting at Florida Hospital Leaves Patient and Staff Member Dead

July 20, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​Two people died at a Florida hospital on July 17, 2016, after a man entered a patient's room and began shooting, according to an article published the same day in the Orlando Sentinel. The victims were an 88-year-old patient and a 36-year-old hospital employee, a "patient sitter" attending the older victim. The suspect entered the 210-bed hospital through the emergency department and went up to the third floor, where the shooting took place at around 2 a.m., according to the article. After fatally wounding the two victims, the suspect stepped into a hallway, where he was tackled by two unarmed hospital security guards, according to a July 18, 2016 story in Florida Today.

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