Doctors Are Outraged After A Patient Was Shot By Police On Hospital Grounds

In the video above, Alan Christopher Pean, a 26-year-old patient who turned himself in at Houston’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center for an anxiety attack, is thanking his supporters for the care he has received after being shot in the chest by security guard O. Ortega.

Pean, Ortega, and another guard, R. Law got into a scuffle after hospital staff members reported Pean as combative; however, medical professionals have been complaining that things went too far, as they say that the shooting was “inexcusable” and that the patient should have never been hurt while seeking medical attention. Pean’s shooting injury is indicative of a larger problem, as shootings on hospital grounds have increased from nine per year to almost 17 from 2000 to 2011. Read more on the story at The Huffington Post.

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