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Doctor Gunned Down At Boston Hospital Dies

Police said the suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound. Update: Dr. Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon, died hours later.

Last updated on January 20, 2015, at 11:11 p.m. ET

Posted on January 20, 2015, at 11:56 a.m. ET

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A Brigham and Women's Hospital doctor died Tuesday evening after he was shot twice earlier in the day.

Dr. Michael Davidson was left with life-threatening injuries after the Tuesday morning shooting and went into surgery. He later died, Boston police said.

His killer died at the scene of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. Stephen Pasceri, 55, taken issue with prior treatment of his mother at the hospital, the Boston Globe reported.

Police Commissioner William Evans said Pasceri came in to the hospital asking for the specific doctor. The shooting took place inside the Shapiro building, where the cardiovascular unit is located.

"There has been a shooting in the Shapiro building, and the suspect has been apprehended," Brigham And Women's Hospital said in a statement. "The Shapiro center has been locked down, and all staff are asked to remain in place."

Davidson was a cardiac surgeon at the hospital.

@bostonpolice confirm: Dr. Michael Davidson has died after being shot at Brigham and Women's Hospital. @ABC6

Dana Griffin@danagriffinabc6Follow

@bostonpolice confirm: Dr. Michael Davidson has died after being shot at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

@ABC6

7:53 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dr. Michael Davidson lived in Wellesley, is married and father to 3 children. Came to @BrighamWomens in 2001 after working at Duke Medical

David Hurlburt@dhurlburtFollow

Dr. Michael Davidson lived in Wellesley, is married and father to 3 children. Came to @BrighamWomens in 2001 after working at Duke Medical

8:04 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

As word of his death spread, many offered condolences for his family and coworkers.

Rest in peace Dr. Michael Davidson; a terrible loss for our DFCI/BWH community #boston

Brittany Sullivan@brsullivan22Follow

Rest in peace Dr. Michael Davidson; a terrible loss for our DFCI/BWH community #boston

8:05 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

My heart is broken. RIP Dr. Michael J. Davidson. #prayforboston #bwhstrong my thoughts & prayers are with his family, friends & BWH staff.

Michelle H@ChelleBelle_36Follow

My heart is broken. RIP Dr. Michael J. Davidson. #prayforboston #bwhstrong my thoughts & prayers are with his family, friends & BWH staff.

8:06 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

God Bless Dr. Michael J. Davidson & RIP...my love to my Brigham family and Dr. Davidson's. A hero who saved thousands of lives. #Brigham

Jen Beth@DonniesVixenFollow

God Bless Dr. Michael J. Davidson & RIP...my love to my Brigham family and Dr. Davidson's. A hero who saved thousands of lives. #Brigham

8:05 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

RIP Dr. Michael Davidson of @BrighamWomens Hospital. Tireless advocate for his patients when I worked with him.

Michael Barnett@ml_barnettFollow

RIP Dr. Michael Davidson of @BrighamWomens Hospital. Tireless advocate for his patients when I worked with him.

8:09 PM - 20 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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