This doctor was used to saving lives with medicine and treatment, but this time it was a handgun that was the necessary treatment to stop a crazed gunman.
Details are still forth coming, but anti-gunner’s heads are exploding at the mere thought of a good guy with a gun stopping a potential mass shooting.
An active shooter situation occurred today at a Philadelphia area hospital. An armed doctor was able to fire back at a gunman, striking the gunman several times in the chest and wounding him but not killing him.
According to Abcnews,
A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a suburban Philadelphia hospital Thursday helped stop the gunman by apparently using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.
A patient opened fire after entering the doctor’s office at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital with the caseworker, District Attorney Jack Whelan said. Witnesses reported hearing yelling before the gunshots.
Several hours after the shooting, investigators had only limited information about what happened inside the closed office but believe the psychiatrist, “from all accounts, would have acted in self-defense,” Whelan said.
The doctor, who suffered a wound to his head, “faced a situation where his life was in jeopardy,” Whelan said. He was expected to be interviewed by detectives late Thursday.
The hospital has a policy barring anyone except on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying a weapon anywhere on its campus, a spokeswoman for the Mercy Health System said.
But 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.
So where are all the anti-gunners now, saying that there is no data to support the fact that good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns? Looks like they will be ignoring this story as well as all the other hundreds of defensive gun uses we have reported.
As more details come forth we will be keeping our readers updated, but for now it looks like another clear case of a gun in the hands of a law abiding citizen saving lives.
For now it looks like the doctor was not supposed to have a gun in the building according to the hospital’s policy, but this is the same “gun free zone’ policy that allowed a crazed gunman to walk in and start shooting.
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