WBEZ Morning Shift: ER Doctors To The NRA: Gun Violence ‘Is Our Lane’
This morning Dr. Khare was interviewed by Tony Serabia of the Morning Shift on WBEZ. You can listen to the entire interview here.
“A deadly shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital on Monday has once again brought into sharp focus the country’s ongoing epidemic of gun violence.
A 32-year-old man fatally shot an emergency room physician in a domestic dispute outside the hospital, Chicago police said. He then entered the hospital and killed a Chicago police officer, who was responding to the call, and a pharmacy resident, who was stepping off an elevator.
The gunman also died in the shooting. It’s not yet clear whether he died of self-inflicted wounds or from police gunfire.
“Every shooting in America is a tragedy,” a Mercy Hospital spokesman said in a news conference. “And it is especially senseless when a shooting occurs in the healing space of a hospital.”
Dr. Alison Tothy, a pediatric ER doctor at the University of Chicago, and Dr. Rahul Khare, who worked in the emergency room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for a decade, joined Morning Shift host Tony Sarabia to reflect on the role that ER doctors play in addressing gun violence.”