BOSTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Boston cardiac surgeon died hours after he was shot twice in the chest at Brigham and Women's Hospital by a man who then took his own life.
Davidson was critically wounded in the shooting and died Tuesday night after hours in surgery.
Pasceri's sister said she could not understand why her brother, an accountant and "upstanding citizen," with four children, turned violent. She said her brother loved his mother, Marguerite Pasceri, but had seemed to be handling her Nov. 15 death well.
"All his ducks were in a row," Marguerite Joly told the Boston Herald. "This was not a bad, evil man. Something happened, and I don't know what."
Police said the gun Pasceri had a permit for the gun he used in the shooting.
Davidson also taught at Harvard Medical School. Davidson, a resident of suburban Wellesley, was married to a surgeon and had three children.
Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, the hospital's president, said she was "heart-broken" by Davidson's death.
"Dr. Davidson was a wonderful and inspiring bright light and an outstanding cardiac surgeon who devoted his career to saving lives and improving the quality of life of every patient he cared for," she said in a statement. "It is truly devastating that his own life was taken in this horrible manner."
Police said that Pasceri came to the hospital and asked to see Davidson.