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Doctor shot inside Boston hospital; shooter dead

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Massachusetts state police and Boston police responded to Brigham & Young Hospital for a shooting on Tuesday. Massachusetts state police and Boston police responded to Brigham & Young Hospital for a shooting on Tuesday.
Police have taken one suspect into custody after a person was shot in the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Tuesday morning. (Brigham & Women's Hospital) Police have taken one suspect into custody after a person was shot in the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston on Tuesday morning. (Brigham & Women's Hospital)
One person was shot inside of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood late Tuesday morning.

Boston police said the shooting suspect has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Three shots were fired in total on the second floor of the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center. Two rounds were fired at a doctor and the suspect fired one shot at himself, according to William Evans, acting Boston police commissioner. 

Evans said that hospital employees could not have been more cooperative with police after the shooting took place. He said that the doctor was immediately rushed to the emergency room following the act of violence. 

The doctor is currently in serious condition with life-threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating the shooting and are looking into what connection the suspect had to the doctor.

The hospital was no longer in lockdown and the situation was under control around noontime, according to the official Boston Police Department Twitter account.

Massachusetts State Police assisted Boston police following the shooting. 

Service to the T's Green Line was suspended between Brigham Circle and Health Street during the incident.

The hospital is located at 75 Francis St. in Boston. 

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