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This Week, an Episode of "ER" You'll Never Forget

By Joanna Miller in News on Jun 21, 2006 3:10PM

2006_6_10produce0002.JPGDepending on how you get your morning news, you may or may not have noticed that an elderly man was shot at Northwestern Hospital last night.

“One person remained in critical condition Wednesday morning after a shooting the day before at Northwestern Memorial Hospital,” according the CBS 2 story lead.

What? A shooting? At the hospital? OMG! What happened?

Further down in the story, hospital spokesman Andrew Buchanan is quoted as saying, “It’s not a case of a gunman running through the hospital.” Really? Well, you had us fooled there for a minute.

It seems the elderly man was shot in his hospital room on the 10th floor in what appears to be an isolated incident, and some reports say police are investigating the possibility that the wound was self-inflicted. They are not, however, looking for a shooter.

So rest easy, and don’t be afraid to go to the hospital if the need arises. “ER” has not come to life. There’s not a madman on the loose, and the doctors still don’t look like George Clooney. Or Goran Visnjic. Or Mekhi Phifer. Or Noah Wyle.

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