Gunman Opens Fire in a Soldotna Hospital
MJ Thim, CBS 11 News
Updated: 11/26/2008 10:12PM AKST
A Soldotna hospital worker who was critically injured in a fatal shooting was flown to an Anchorage hospital Wednesday night.
Fifty-seven-year-old Margaret Stroup was among two people shot Wednesday at Central Peninsula Hospital.
The other victim -- 55-year-old Mike Webb -- died about two hours after a worker who was fired yesterday, returned and opened fire.
Stroup and Webb had been the supervisors of 47-year-old Joseph Marchetti.
Marchetti was killed in a stand-off with authorities in a hospital parking lot. Police say they tried to end the standoff peacefully but Marchetti looked like he was still a threat to the public.
Hospital officials described the scene of a disgruntled employee chasing people down the halls of the hospital with a rifle in hand and a pistol at the ready.
Marchetti worked until last year at an Omaha hospital.
Nebraska Medical Center spokeswoman Andrea McMaster says Joseph Marchetti worked at the hospital from October 2001 to October 2007. She says he decided to leave the job on his own in 2007 because he was moving; he was not fired.
McMaster says Marchetti did information technology work at the Omaha hospital. He helped maintain databases for the hospital's cardiac service line.
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