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Gunman shoots two at Darby hospital, doctor returns fire
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 07/24/2014 | Ben Finley, Allison Steele and Laura McCrystal

Posted on 07/24/2014 3:41:17 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

A gunman opened fire inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County on Thursday afternoon, killing a female caseworker and grazing a psychiatrist in the head, police said.

Officials believe the doctor then drew his own weapon and shot the assailant, hitting him three times and critically injuring him, said Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan.

The psychiatrist , 52, is expected to recover.

Donald Molineux, chief of the nearby Yeadon Police Department, said the doctor "without a doubt saved lives" by firing back.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; concealedcarry

1 posted on 07/24/2014 3:41:17 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

So, if the hospital is a posted “Gun Free Zone what will happen to the doctor?


2 posted on 07/24/2014 3:44:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Kid Shelleen

All right! A shrink with sense - probably recognizes a crazed killer when he sees one.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 3:44:55 PM PDT by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE US OF US CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
"There's a sign on the door that says you have to check your weapons at the front," she said, "But you can't expect every crazy person to do that."

Well, yeah. To do that you'd have to be nuts.

I know several ER Docs who carry on the job and they don't give a rip about the rules.

4 posted on 07/24/2014 3:45:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Kid Shelleen

“There’s a sign on the door that says you have to check your weapons at the front,” she said, “But you can’t expect every crazy person to do that.”

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20140725_Reports__Three_shot_at_Darby_hospital.html#ffyktLwi64WC6K02.99


5 posted on 07/24/2014 3:53:40 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Billthedrill

It’s stupid for doctors not to be armed especially if they’re psychiatrists. Less than cured patients, shall we say, tend to focus on them and come after them.


6 posted on 07/24/2014 3:53:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kid Shelleen

“A gunman opened fire inside Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital ... grazing a psychiatrist in the head...”
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The psychiatrist is going to have to have his head examined. The finding will be that he was smart to have a defensive firearm readily available. He no doubt saved some lives, including his own.


7 posted on 07/24/2014 3:58:04 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: livius

Looks like The Hippocratic Oath has it’s limitations! The Good deed for the day there Doc!


8 posted on 07/24/2014 4:00:49 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Kid Shelleen

If not for the caseworker, this would be an all around “happy ending”.


9 posted on 07/24/2014 4:02:00 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Let’s not mince words, this would have been a massacre were it not for the doctor who was packing.

This is the hospital I was born at and my father died at, so the story was of great interest to me.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 4:20:52 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Kid Shelleen
"They kept coming," Williams said. "Guys with helmets and automatic weapons kept jumping out of their cars


11 posted on 07/24/2014 4:21:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: DocJhn

I just want to know what caliber and what brand of tool he used.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 4:23:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Kid Shelleen

In before the “The doctor needs more time at the range” or “The doctor needs a higher-caliber gun” posts.


13 posted on 07/24/2014 4:32:14 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: denydenydeny

Born there too in 1940. Calm peaceful Landsdowne /Yeado suburb then. Not so much now.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 4:35:05 PM PDT by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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To: MHGinTN

Gun-banners are gonna hate this story.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 4:35:23 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: MileHi
Gun-banners are gonna hate this story.

16 posted on 07/24/2014 4:43:03 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Kid Shelleen

Wow!

An armed and proficient shrink!

Who’da thunk?


17 posted on 07/24/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Kid Shelleen

GOOD FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 07/24/2014 4:46:07 PM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: SkyDancer

He lives to psychoanalyze another day.


19 posted on 07/24/2014 4:46:29 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Kid Shelleen

In before the “No one with a gun ever stopped someone with a gun” crowd. Oops wrong site.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 4:48:03 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Bratch

LOL!

zachrey


21 posted on 07/24/2014 4:56:42 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: Kid Shelleen
But guns in the hands of civilians don't save lives!
22 posted on 07/24/2014 4:57:30 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MileHi

“Gun-banners are gonna hate this story.”

Unfortunately, gun banners won’t even hear this story.

IF the MSM should remotely mention it they will leave out the part about how a guy with a gun saved the lives of many innocent people.


23 posted on 07/24/2014 5:45:13 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: panaxanax

But I will tell them.


24 posted on 07/24/2014 5:53:26 PM PDT by MileHi
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