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