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Gunman who shot Johns Hopkins doctor has been killed

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police say a gunman who wounded a doctor at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore and then barricaded himself inside a room has been shot and killed.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the man was shot and killed by officers Thursday afternoon.

The doctor, who was shot in the stomach, was rushed to surgery and is expected to survive.

He said he did not know the relationship between the gunman, described as a man in his 30s, and the doctor. The hospital said in a statement that the doctor is a faculty physician but that it could not release more information because of privacy policies.


BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police say they're setting up a tactical operation to deal with a gunman who is holed up on the eighth floor of Johns Hopkins hospital after shooting a doctor.

A spokesman for Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore earlier said the gunman had been caught, but police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says that's not the case.

Guglielmi says some parts of the hospital are being evacuated, but not the entire massive complex in east Baltimore. He says he doesn't know the doctor's condition.

With more than 30,000 employees, Johns Hopkins Medicine is among Maryland's largest private employers and the largest in Baltimore. The hospital has more than 1,000 beds and more than 1,700 full-time doctors.

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