The perpetrator responsible for the shooting incident at a psychiatric hospital in the US, resulting in the tragic death of a security guard, has been identified as John Madore, aged 33. The incident occurred at New Hampshire Hospital, where Madore entered the front lobby on Friday night and opened fire. Initial reports indicated “multiple victims,” prompting swift police response.
New Hampshire’s Attorney General, John Fomella, confirmed on Saturday that Madore fatally shot Bradley Haas, aged 63, before being killed by a police officer. Despite resuscitation attempts, Mr. Haas could not be saved. All patients at the 185-bed hospital in Concord, the state capital, were confirmed safe.
The courageous actions of Mr. Haas, who sacrificed his life to protect others, were acknowledged by Mr. Fomella. Madore used a 9mm pistol in the attack, and investigators later discovered an AR-style rifle, a tactical vest, and ammunition supplies in a truck at the hospital’s car park.
Bradley Haas, a former police chief with 28 years of service, had retired in 2008 and dedicated decades to the Franklin Police Department. The tragic incident highlights the ongoing challenges faced by medical centers in the US regarding violence.
This shooting follows a recent mass shooting in neighboring Maine, where 18 people lost their lives and 13 others were injured. The New Hampshire Hospital serves as the sole state-run psychiatric facility for adults in the state, emphasizing the need for heightened security measures in healthcare institutions across the country.