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Three dead after shooting in GA hospital

From our sister station, WTVM, in Columbus, GA

Updated, FRI 12 PM: WTVM has confirmed the identities of the three victims in Thursday's deadly hospital shooting.

  • 76 year old James David Baker - a local deacon
  • Leslie Harris - an administrative assistant
  • Pete Wright -- a registered nurse.

Harris's next of kin in Nashville has not been notified. We're told he had recently moved here. 

The family of Pete Wright have told us they have set up a fund in his name at CB&T Bank.

Doctors Hospital has set up a phone line for people concerned about family members. That number is (706) 494-4057.

News Leader 9 and WTVM.com hope to have more details on the victims a little later. Continue to check back for the latest.

Updated, THU 3:45 PM: COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - News Leader Nine has learned that shots were fired at Doctors Hospital -- two people are dead.  The shooting occurred inside the parking deck on the hospital's campus just of Hamilton Road. 

Columbus Police Chief tells News Leader 9, that four people were shot - two people are dead, and two people are in critical condition.

The suspect was shot by a plain clothes officer.  Police have that person in custody.  The identity of that person has not been released.

Witnesses say the suspect's mother died this morning, and he came back to the hospital with a gun.

The parking lot of Doctor's Hospital is under lockdown. About a dozen officers are securing the area.  Investigators are setting up a mobile command center and the GBI is on the scene.

No one is allowed to leave the hospital grounds at this time. The hospital tells News Leader 9 that no one inside the hospital was injured.

Doctors Hospital has set up a phone line for people concerned about family members. That number is 706-494-4057.

Stay with News Leader Nine and WTVM.com as we continue to bring you the latest on this developing story.

Previously: COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - News Leader Nine has learned that shots were fired at Doctors Hospital.  The shooting occurred inside the parking deck on the hospital's campus just of Hamilton Road. 

Police confirm that three people were wounded.  So far on person is in custody in connection with the crime. The identity of that person has not been released.

The parking lot of Doctor's Hospital is under lockdown. About a dozen officers are securing the area.

No one is allowed to leave the hospital grounds at this time. The hospital tells News Leader 9 that no one inside the hospital was injured.

 Stay with News Leader Nine and WTVM.com as we continue to bring you the latest on this developing story.

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