Boston hospital locked down after employee and 1 other shot
By The Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) – A hospital employee was shot Friday morning, prompting a heavy police presence and a brief lockdown at a prominent Boston hospital.
The shooting happened outside Brigham and Women’s Hospital a little after 9 a.m.
The hospital confirmed in a tweet that the victim was a member of its valet team and emergency department staff responded immediately.
It said the worker is in stable condition and that it lifted the lockdown after police confirmed the “active shooter incident” was “all clear.”
Boston police confirmed that another person was shot in a related incident in a shopping area in the neighboring community of Brookline.
It isn’t clear the extent of that person’s injuries, how the shootings are related or if anyone has been arrested.
Massachusetts State Police said there is no threat to the public but warned people to avoid the area because the “active law enforcement incident” was prompting road closures.
There was still a heavy police presence around the hospital and police have also cordoned off a heavily damaged car at the scene of the Brookline shooting.
In 2015, a cardiac surgeon was fatally shot inside Brigham and Women’s Hospital by a man who then killed himself.
The incident prompted hospitals across the region to review their security protocols.