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Patient, 71, Wounds Pair At Hospital

Tue., Feb. 14, 1995

A 71-year-old woman recovering from a hysterectomy pulled out a gun in a hospital and opened fire Monday, wounding two men, authorities said.

Her motive was unknown.

Police said Jean Dooley pulled a .38 caliber revolver from a knapsack brought to her by her husband and began shooting outside a nurses’ station in Valley Lutheran Hospital.

Witnesses told police that Dooley, who had been in the hospital for three days, dropped the gun after she emptied it and was mumbling incoherently when security guards subdued her.

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