Defiance SAVES Lives! Sane Doctor @Gun-Free Hospital fends off an Armed Insane Patient! Hospital Policy: May face TerminationSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 02:19
That Gun-Free Zone sign sure stopped an armed crazy from doing the deed, eh, Dirty Feinskunk & Chucky Schmucker?
DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
Published on Jul 24, 2014
A doctor wounded by a patient in a deadly shooting at a suburban Pennsylvania hospital campus returned fire and wounded the patient, authorities said. (July 24)
Shooting At Darby Hospital Multiple People Injured - Pennsylvania - July 24, 2014
Published on Jul 24, 2014
July 24, 2014 - DARBY, Pa. - We are following breaking news in Darby, PA where multiple people have been shot at a wellness center inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital located on the 1500 Lansdowne Avenue. The incident happened just before 2pm Thursday. A suspect is reported to be in custody. Police have placed the hospital on lockdown with a perimeter established around the hospital.
There is no word on the victims' condition at this time.
This is a developing story. Check back with MyFoxPhilly as more information becomes available.
Case Worker Dead, Two Wounded In Wellness Center Shooting
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:52 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 1:00 AM EDT
By Shawnette Wilson, Reporter
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DARBY, Pa. - A female case worker was killed and two were wounded in a shooting at the Wellness Center on the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus on Thursday in Darby, Pa.
At a 6 p.m. press conference, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan identified Richard Plotts,49, of Upper Darby, as the suspect. Whelan says Plotts, who was a patient, arrived at the Wellness Center shortly after 2 p.m. with his case worker.
"We believe there were two guns retrieved at scene, one with perpetrator and one the doctor possessed. At this point and time it needs to be verified. We believe doctor was acting in self-defense," said DA Whelan.
By Robert Farago on July 24, 2014
“One female employee is dead and two are wounded in a shooting at the Wellness Center on the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus,” myfoxphilly.com reports. “The shooting happened at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wellness Center, which is across the street from Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on the 1500 block of Lansdowne Avenue . . . According to [Delaware County DA Jack] Whelan, the shooter came into the 3rd floor Psychiatric office and opened fire . . . Whelan confirmed one female employee, who was a case worker, is dead and the doctor has a graze wound to the head. The doctor is expected to be treated and released from HUP. Whelan confirms the suspect also suffered three gunshot wounds to the torso area and is in critical condition at HUP. He is undergoing surgery at this time.” Once again, it looks like a good guy with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun . . .
Police believe there was a gunfire exchange between the doctor and suspect. According to Whelan, two guns were retrieved from the scene. The suspect did have psychiatric issues and was a patient, according Whelan. Whelan also says various employees wrestled suspect to the ground and a doctor and case worker helped apprehend the suspect.
Police continue to investigate. The motive remains unclear.
According to the Mercy Health System’s Code of Conduct, “Employees are prohibited from bringing firearms or explosives of any kind into the workplace.” If, indeed, an armed doctor shot the killer, he faces the loss of his job and his license to practice medicine. [h/t DN]
9. Health and Safety
"All MHS Operating Units shall comply with all applicable government rules and regulations that promote the protection of workplace health and safety. It is the policy of MHS to provide a safe work environment for all employees. In order to provide this safe work environment, each Operating Unit will inform and train all employees about the hazards and risks involved with chemicals with which they may come in contact at work. After providing information concerning such chemicals and their proper use, the Operating Unit will provide any and all protective equipment needed for the safe use of such chemicals. Each affected employee will attend all required training programs and use any protective equipment required for the safe use of chemicals on the job. Employees are prohibited from bringing firearms or explosives of any kind into the workplace."
** Predictably: wait for the usual MSDNC, Pansy Bloomdoucheberg hacks from MAIG & MDA, and the rest of Human Disarmament Industrial Complex sycophants to chime in and take over the airwaves with calls for more health screening and the BS 99% support Universal Background Check-meme, redux redux redux.