Police take down gunman who opened fire at California hospital

A man was shot by police Friday after he opened fire at Bakersfield (Calif.) Heart Hospital, according to CNN.  

Police responded to the hospital after receiving reports of an active shooter. Police said the suspect, who was later identified as 44-year-old Brandon Clark, first fired several shots into a glass door at the rear of the hospital. He then entered the facility with a handgun and an assault rifle, according to the report. 

Inside the hospital, Mr. Clark encountered a security officer, but no shots were fired. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Clark exited the hospital and was shot by police. Authorities said Mr. Clark is in critical condition and will be arrested on assault and firearm charges once his condition stabilizes, according to The Californian.

Bakersfield Heart Hospital President and CEO Michelle Oxford said the facility went on lockdown after an employee told administrators there was a person in the back parking lot with a gun. The lockdown was lifted shortly after the officers shot Mr. Clark.

Mr. Clark's motive remains unclear. Authorities said Mr. Clark is related to an employee of Bakersfield Heart Hospital, but he had no contact with him prior to the incident Friday.

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