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Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

The shooting disrupted a busy day at the Brigham on Tuesday as visitors and hospital personnel evacuated the building.

Outside Brigham and Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's hospital personnel cross Francis Street outside the Shapiro building where Harvard Medical School assistant professor Michael J. Davidson was shot Tuesday morning.

James Pittelli of Stony Creek, N.Y., said he was already under stress when he arrived at the hospital Tuesday morning for his son’s heart surgery. He was in the second floor waiting area when a security guard entered and urged him to evacuate.  “I think people kind of thought it was a fire drill or a fire alarm...but then more people came in and started yelling, ‘You gotta get out, you gotta get out of the building now,’” he said. His son is safe, Pittelli said.

—Check TheCrimson.com for updates and a forthcoming obituary.

—Staff writer Melanie Y. Fu contributed to the reporting of this story.

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—Staff writer Madeline R. Lear can be reached at madeline.lear@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @madelinerlear.

–Staff writer Daniel R. Levine can be reached at daniel.levine@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @danielrlevine.

 

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