Hospital Pharmacy Staff Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide

OCTOBER 24, 2014
Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor
A suspected murder-suicide at a Texas hospital pharmacy has left a pharmacist and a pharmacy technician dead.
On the afternoon of October 22, 2014, a man shot a woman in the glassed-in work area of the Ben Taub Outpatient Pharmacy and then shot himself, according to reports from the Houston Chronicle. Both pharmacy staff members were pronounced dead shortly after being shot.
Police who viewed the security video stated that the man allegedly walked up behind the woman and opened fire. Houston homicide detectives suspect romantic advances were made prior to the incident.
In a statement, Harris Health System President and CEO George V. Masi said the outpatient pharmacy would remain closed until further notice.
"At this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 2 staff who lost their lives as a result of this senseless violence, as well as to every Harris Health System employee and the members of our medical staff,” Masi stated.