Man kills 2 in US hospital shooting

2012-01-07 10:04

Fort Oglethorpe - Authorities say a gunman has opened fire in the intensive care unit of a hospital in the southern US state of Georgia, killing his wife and mother-in-law before turning himself in to police.

State Bureau of Investigation spokesperson John Bankhead said the shooting happened around 18:00on Friday at Hutcheson Medical Centre in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, located near the Tennessee state line.

Bankhead said the women were visiting a family member when the shooting happened. The motive for the shooting was not immediately known. Bankhead didn't know the suspect's name or if any charges had been filed.