LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- A man who was going through a divorce reportedly showed up at his estranged wife's workplace, then shot and killed her boyfriend before turning the gun on himself, police said.
Lt. Chris Lawler, public information officer for the Lakewood Police Department, said officers responded about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to a shooting at St. Clare Hospital.
When officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds and a woman who was visibly upset.
She told officers her estranged husband, who she was divorcing, showed up at the hospital and wanted to talk to her and her boyfriend.
The three went outside, and then her estranged husband reportedly shot her boyfriend multiple times before turning the gun on himself. Both men have died. The woman was not hurt.
CHI Franciscan, which owns St. Clare Hospital, released the following statement in response:
“Earlier this morning a shooting incident took place in the parking lot at St. Clare Hospital. We are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation and have learned that one of our employees was fatally shot, and the shooter is also deceased after taking his own life. We have confirmed all other staff and patients are safe and this was an isolated incident. The hospital was briefly on lockdown at the time and is now fully open. We take very seriously the personal safety of our staff, patients and visitors. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and colleagues affected.”