Nurse stabbed to death at Texas hospital

A stabbing spree at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas left one nurse dead and four people injured.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Nov. 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM   |   Comments

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning, a nurse named Gail Sandidge was killed in a stabbing attack at Good Shepard Medical Center in Longview, Texas. Four other victims were injured in the attack, all of whom were taken to the hospital's Ambulatory Surgical Center.

One of the stabbing victims, a visitor, is still in critical condition.

Police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Kyron Rashaun Templeton, who fled the scene but was apprehended soon afterward.

Witnesses told KLTV that the suspect ran through the halls with a knife shouting, "You're not going to kill my mother."

"The Good Shepherd family tragically lost a member of our team this morning," Good Shepherd Health System president Steve Altmiller said in a statement. "All of the victims were taken to the emergency center for assessment and treatment."

"Today, in a place of healing, our medical community had to quickly move from caring for others to caring for us," Altmiller said later. "May this help each and every one of us as we remember we are a place of hope and healing. God Bless Gail, her family and all of us."

[NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, KLTV]

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