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Hospital gunman

Los Angeles (AP) - A gunman dressed in combat fatigues burst into a hospital emergency room and opened fire yesterday, critically wounding three doctors.

The gunman was later believed to have holed up on the first floor of Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. The area was cordoned off and police marksmen were called in. The gunman had entered the emergency room, the main admitting area, and opened fire on a group of doctors sitting near the door. His motive was unknown.