NH AG says family member shot, killed woman in ICU at hospital
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LEBANON — A family member shot a woman to death at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Tuesday, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office said.
The 70-year-old woman had been a patient at the Intensive Care Unit when she was shot and killed, the AG said.
The AG said there are no additional injuries.
Workers received an email earlier in the afternoon from the hospital for a "code silver," which means employees need to get out of the hospital if possible or if they cannot leave, then they should shelter in place.
Mike Barwell, media relations manager, told NH1 News police were on their way to the hospital around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The New Hampshire Attorney General's office as well as New Hampshire State Police, Lebanon police, Vermont State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene to search for the shooter.
Lebanon police said as of 2:57 p.m. the accused shooter had been taken into police custody.
in an update at 6:15 p.m., the Attorney General's office said next of kin had been notified but they are not yet releasing the name of the victim or the alleged shooter. The investigation is ongoing and SWAT is on scene at the ICU. Authorities expect to clear that scene within four hours.
Material from The Associated Press contributed to this article.