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Gunman fatally shoots doctor at Boston hospital and then kills himself

Gunman kills doctor at a Boston hospital and then kills himself

A shooting at a Boston hospital Tuesday has left a doctor and the gunman dead.

Boston police said Stephen Pasceri, 55, walked into the second floor of Brigham and Women's Hospital about 11 a.m. armed with a handgun, according to the department's Twitter account.

Pasceri then asked for a doctor and shot him twice, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. The name of the doctor, who sustained life-threatening injuries, has not been released. 

"We're not sure of the possible motive, but it was clear [the doctor] was targeted," Evans said. 

Evans said after the doctor was shot, Pasceri went into a nearby room and shot himself to death. 

The doctor died late Tuesday night, according to police. 

Times staff writer James Queally contributed to this report.

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UPDATES

8:15 p.m.: This story has been updated withinformation that the doctor shot has died. 

3:59 p.m.: The story was updated with the identity of the gunman.

The story was originally published at 10:34 a.m.

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