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Man arrested for shooting a doctor with modified nail gun

By Chen Meiling | | Updated: 2023-02-03 15:10
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A man who shot a doctor with a modified nail gun at a hospital in Shenyang, Liaoning province, was arrested by police on Thursday.

The suspect, surnamed Ma, 66, attacked the doctor, surnamed Bai, at the Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine at around 10am on Thursday. Bai was injured and is receiving medical treatment, according to a notice released by the Huanggu branch of Shenyang Public Security Bureau on Thursday night.

Bai is deputy director of the hospital's spleen and stomach department and once treated a family member of Ma, a doctor of the hospital told Jiankang Daily, a health-related news hub run by the People's Daily.

The doctor also told the paper that the hospital is equipped with a security inspection system and the question of how the suspect brought the gun into the hospital remains. The paper said it contacted the hospital multiple times and it had not responded to the call as of yet.

The case is under investigation, local police said.

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