Title: Deadly Shooting at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center Leaves Security Guard Dead and Suspect Killed by Police
In a tragic incident that unfolded on Tuesday morning, a security guard lost his life and another person was injured following a shooting at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. The shooting occurred at around 11 a.m. Pacific time, sending shockwaves through the hospital and the surrounding community.
Bobby Smallwood, a dedicated security guard, was identified as the victim who succumbed to his injuries at a trauma center, leaving the hospital and its staff devastated. A hospital staff member who was also wounded is currently in stable condition, having received prompt medical attention.
Fortunately, no patients were harmed during the shooting, which prompted a swift manhunt for the suspect. In response, the hospital initiated a lockdown, and law enforcement officers scoured the nearby neighborhood and evacuated a nearby grocery store. Regrettably, their efforts did not lead to the apprehension of the suspect.
However, the situation took a dramatic turn when the suspect was unexpectedly spotted during a routine traffic stop in the city of Gresham, located approximately 15 miles away from the medical center. As officers attempted to detain the suspect, gunfire erupted, resulting in the suspect’s immediate death at the scene. The identity of the deceased suspect has not yet been released, leaving the motive for the shooting unclear.
Fortunately, none of the officers involved in the traffic stop were injured. As law enforcement continues its investigation into the incident, details regarding the lead-up to the shooting and the suspect’s motives remain elusive.
During the manhunt, the hospital implemented a shelter in place order as a precautionary measure to protect patients, visitors, and staff. However, this order has now been lifted as the immediate threat has been neutralized.
Legacy Health, the organization overseeing Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, expressed profound grief over the loss of Bobby Smallwood and extended support to the victims’ families and the hospital staff. Such a tragic event serves as a stark reminder of the risks faced by security personnel and the importance of ensuring the safety of healthcare facilities, which aim to provide care and healing to those in need.
As the community grapples with the aftermath of this heartbreaking incident, authorities are working diligently to shed light on the motive behind this senseless act of violence and provide solace to all those affected.