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Long Beach Hospital Shooter Was About to Begin Shift

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The gunman who killed himself and one other, also gravely wounding another, was about to start his shift at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center before opening fire shortly before noon today.

Police do not know the motive yet, but Long Beach Police Chief Anthony Batts did speculate that recent shooting incidents like this across the nation may be due to tense economic times.

One woman who claimed she knew the shooter told the LA Times that he was married and had children. "He heard that there were going to be layoffs in June," she told the paper.