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Gunman fatally shoots doctor at Boston hospital and then kills himself

Gunman fatally shoots doctor at Boston hospital and then kills himself
Police outside Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. (Steven Senne / Associated Press)

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.

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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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