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Shooting at Downey Kaiser Permanente Hospital

Photo Courtesy: The Downey Patriot

Photo Courtesy: The Downey Patriot

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

A 34- year- old Hispanic male from Lynwood walked into Kaiser Permanente Hospital on the 9000 block of Imperial Hwy  around 11 a.m. screaming, “I have a gun and people are gonna die.”

Sources inside the building said they heard six to seven shots fired. Downey Police Department did not confirm this.

The hospital evacuated about 400 people while police investigated.  The police responded quickly and took roughly 30 mins to get in and arrest the suspect. Sources said the man surrendered almost immediately after police arriving.

In a statement Kaiser said, “The safety of our patients, employees, and physicians are paramount. We recognize the stress that can be brought on by a situation like this. We’re offering behavioral health services and support to our patients, employees, and physicians who were onsite.”

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