[UPDATE] Two Shot and Killed at Orlando Hospital

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Orlando, FL (AP) - May 27, 2011

Authorities say a murder-suicide in a parking garage at Florida Hospital in Orlando left a doctor and the gunman dead.

Police spokeswoman Lt. Barbara Jones identified the doctor as 41-year-old Dmitriy Nikitin. Hospital officials say Nikitin was a multi-organ transplant surgeon.

Jones said the gunman's identity was being withheld, pending notification of next of kin.

Police have released few details about the shooting Thursday evening. It's not clear how the gunman knew Nikitin.

The shooting occurred near the elevators on the first floor of the garage used by employees and patients' families.

Nikitin also taught at the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine. Last year, he was part of a surgical team that set a Florida Hospital record for the most number of transplants ever done in a weekend.

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Orlando, FL (AP) - Authorities say two people were shot and
wounded in a parking garage at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

Police say officers responded to a shooting Thursday evening.
They say they aren't searching for any suspects, but they wouldn't
say if one of the victims was the shooter.

Rescue workers took both victims to Orlando Regional Medical
Center in critical condition.

Witnesses at the hospital say two men were carted out to waiting
ambulances, but police were not immediately identifying the
victims.

Investigators were planning to review security camera footage of
the shooting.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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