Police say man fatally shot wife’s boyfriend outside hospital, then killed self

Police say man fatally shot wife’s boyfriend outside hospital, then killed self
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LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A man went to the Lakewood hospital where his wife works and fatally shot her boyfriend before shooting himself, police said.

Chris Lawler with Lakewood police said it happened about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of St. Clare Hospital in the 11300 block of Bridgeport Way Southwest.

According to Lawler, the estranged husband of the woman showed up to talk to the woman’s boyfriend, who also works at the hospital. The husband then shot the boyfriend multiple times before turning the gun on himself.

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When police arrived, they found the victim and the gunman on the ground. The gunman died at the scene. His wife was not hurt.

The woman’s boyfriend was taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, but died from his injuries.