New details are coming out this morning on a shooting inside a doctor’s office at a Philadelphia-area wellness center. While meeting with his female case worker and psychiatrist, the patient opened fire, killing the woman.
Jonathan Hunt reported on America’s Newsroom that the doctor, Lee Silverman, suffered a graze wound to his head, but was able to pull out his own gun and wound the shooter, who was identified as 49-year-old Richard Plotts.
Workers outside the office reportedly heard an argument before the shots rang out. Plotts is in critical condition after being wounded three times.
After Plotts was wounded, workers ran into the office and held him down until police arrived.
The police chief told Hunt that without a doubt, he believes Dr. Silverman saved lives with his actions. Hunt reported that the doctor did not need a permit to keep the gun in his office.
But the hospital’s policy prohibits anyone other than law enforcement officers from carrying a firearm in its facilities. It’s unclear whether the doctor will face disciplinary action.