Thank God the good doctor had a gun and was able to dispatch this lunatic. Can you imagine what would’ve happened if the doc wasn’t armed? Remember, when seconds count, police are minutes away.
A Pennsylvania doctor is being hailed a hero today after he seriously injured a patient who went on a shooting spree in his office.
Dr. Lee Silverman, a psychiatrist, told police that the patient, identified as Richard Plotts, fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.
Silverman was grazed in the temple during the gunfight in his office, according to Delaware District Attorney Jack Whelan.
Yeadon Police Chief Donald Molineux said that ‘without a doubt, I believe the doctor saved lives.’
‘Without that firearm, this guy (the patient) could have went out in the hallway and just walked down the offices until he ran out of ammunition,’ the chief said.
Whelan identified the caseworker killed Thursday afternoon at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital as Theresa Hunt, 53.
Read more: Daily Mail
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