New Hampshire State Police reported on Friday that a shooting at a psychiatric hospital in Concord, N.H. left two people dead, including the suspect.
The shooting occurred at about 3:30 p.m., police said. The gunman entered the lobby of the hospital and shot and killed one person before a state trooper at the facility shot and killed the suspect, State Police Col. Mark Hall said at a press conference.
“A state trooper assigned to the hospital and in close proximity immediately engaged, shot and killed the suspect,” Hall said. “The entire incident was contained within the lobby of the hospital.”
He added that police are investigating a “suspicious vehicle” at the hospital. The gunman was not identified.
New Hampshire Hospital is the state’s only psychiatric hospital, located in the state’s capital city. It has capacity for about 185 patients.
“Our hearts go out to the family of the victim as well as our colleagues who have been impacted,” Lori Weaver, the state health commissioner, said. “This is a difficult and unimaginable day for employees and for our community. We will continue to make resources available in the coming hours and days.”
Earlier, Gov. Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) released a statement on social media:
“This afternoon, there was an incident at New Hampshire Hospital, which has been contained. While the scene remains active as the campus is cleared, the suspect is deceased,” he said “The state immediately mobilized, and first responders and law enforcement are on the scene. We will provide as many details as possible as this situation unfolds,” he said.
New Hampshire Hospital is the state’s only psychiatric hospital, located in the capital city. It has capacity for about 185 patients.
Updated at 8:00 p.m.