One person died on Friday, November 17 after shootings in the entrance to a public hospital in the US state of New Hampshire and a suspect was immediately killed by police, local authorities announced. The events took place in the afternoon in the reception hall of the public hospital in Concord, capital of New Hampshire in the northeast of the United States, explained during a press briefing on site. in the evening State Police Director Mark Hall.
A police officer on duty in front of the hospital intervened after a suspect opened fire and killed one in the entrance of this health establishment, according to the officer. He said nothing about the identity of the victim, who died after being transported to another hospital in the city. The alleged shooter was shot dead by police and is “deceased”added Mark Hall, without further details.
“No ongoing threat against the population”
Earlier in the day, police and security and emergency services in the rural state announced on their X accounts (formerly Twitter) “Shots fired at New Hamsphire Public Hospital in Concord with multiple victims.” Then, the same sources assured that “the event had been confined to the reception hall of the hospital»that all patients were “safe and sound” and that there was “no ongoing threat against the population”.
Killings and shootings are almost daily in the United States and the worst in recent years occurred at the end of October in the neighboring state of Maine: armed with a semi-automatic rifle, a man opened fire in a bowling alley in Lewiston, then around ten minutes later, in a bar-restaurant in this town of 36,000 inhabitants, killing 18 people and injuring 13. He then committed suicide.
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