Another Public Shooting In Alabama Hospital

A psychiatrist's (and Charlie Brooker's) insightful perspective on news coverage's perpetuation of mass shootings in schools -- and how it encourages more. Here comes the ripple effect. Whenever we have a mass shooting, the publicity seems to

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A psychiatrist's (and Charlie Brooker's) insightful perspective on news coverage's perpetuation of mass shootings in schools -- and how it encourages more.

Here comes the ripple effect. Whenever we have a mass shooting, the publicity seems to light a fire under some other grievance-collecting man with a gun:

There was another public shooting this morning, this time at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. According to WAFF:

The incident happened around 4am. Police Sergeant Johnny Williams tells FOX6 News that a man with a gun, shot two employees as well as a police officer. A second officer shot and killed the unidentified gunman.

Sgt. Williams says that the injuries to the officer and the employees are not life-threatening. The victims were taken to UAB Hospital. Police have not released their names.

One hospital worker says a “Code Silver” was called across the intercom. He says “Code Silver” means there is harm or threat with a weapon. He says employees are instructed to call 911.

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