Armed Doctor Saved Lives in Hospital Shooting Near Philadelphia, Police Chief Says

Authorities are trying to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the gunman had concerns about him. The psychiatrist, Dr. Lee Silverman, was grazed in the temple during the gunfight in his office Thursday afternoon with patient Richard Plotts, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said. "We do believe that there were some issues between the doctor and the patient, but whether or not he actually feared him is unclear," Whelan said. Plotts, 49, was hospitalized in critical condition.
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