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  • Command units set up at Monument and Wolfe streets outside Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after a gunman shot a doctor and then barricaded himself inside a room on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. The doctor was rushed to surgery and is expected to survive, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. (AP Photo/News Journal, Jon P. Zaimes)

    Police: Hopkins gunman kills himself, mother

    The man who shot and wounded a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and then killed himself and his mother was distraught over news of his mother's condition, police said Thursday.

Members of a Baltimore County SWAT team take up positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Thursday after a man shoots a doctor during a consultation. The surgeon survived but the gunman killed his ailing mother and himself in a hospital room before the standoff of more than two hours ended.

    Gunman wounds surgeon at Johns Hopkins

    A man who became distraught as he was being briefed on his mother's condition by a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital pulled a gun and shot the doctor Thursday, then killed his mother and himself in her room at the world-famous medical center, police said.

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  • The gunman, identified as Paul Warren Pardus, 50, had been listening to the surgeon around midday when he "became emotionally distraught and reacted ... and was overwhelmed by the news of his mother's condition," said Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.

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  • Commissioner Bealefeld said he did not know what the woman was being treated for at Hopkins, a world-class institution widely known for its cancer research and treatment.

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