Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Providence R.I. hospital forced into lockdown after triple shooting at nightclub privateofficer.com

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Providence RI May 9 2017
After a triple shooting that left several people critically injured, families and friends then showed up at the hospital that was treating the injured and caused a ruckus.
Police said that the violent episode broke out early Sunday morning at Rhode Island Hospital shortly after a triple shooting that had occurred at a city night club.
According to police, the disturbance was alarming enough to cause hospital workers and security staff to perform their own lock down. 
Hospital security quickly locked down the emergency room and secured other entrances to prevent anyone associated with the group from entering the hospital.
According to a statement from Rhode Island Hospital, “Rhode Island Hospital initiated a lockdown in its emergency department at approximately 3:40 a.m. Sunday following a physical altercation between a large group of visitors and an individual, all of whom arrived at the emergency department shortly after multiple gunshot victims were taken to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.
The lockdown ended at approximately 4:10 a.m. after more than 20 individuals were removed from hospital property by Rhode Island Hospital security and Providence Police officers.”

Many employees of the hospital voiced concern for their safety and said that the administrators at the hospital do not provide adequate security for staff, patients or visitors.

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