Baltimore, MD (9-17-10)

Paul Warren Pardus, distressed about the care his ill 84-year old mother was receiving for cancer, shot her physician, David B. Cohen, in the abdomen with a semiautomatic handgun outside his mothers hospital room. Dr. Cohen was rushed to surgery and will survive. Pardus then went into his mother’s room, killed her and then committed suicide. Pardus had a CCW permit in Virginia and did not have a criminal record. The shooting brought panic inside the hospital, a SWAT team and virtually closed down Johns Hopkins Hospital for several hours.

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