Angry over mom's death, man kills 3 at Georgia hospital

Doctors Hospital worker Jenny Simpson wiped away tears Thursday as she circled the cordoned-off crime scene to get to her pickup parked around the block. "He was just mad," she said. "I could hear him say, 'Where is he? Where is he? Where is he? Where is he?' I could hear him shooting."

Police said Charles Johnston, 63, a retired Muscogee County school teacher, for years held a grudge against a Doctors Hospital nurse who had treated his mother before she died at the hospital in 2004.

Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, according to Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren, Johnston came to the hospital with three weapons: a .32-caliber revolver, a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. Johnston went to the fifth floor, shot the male nurse he was looking for, and mortally wounded an administrative assistant, authorities said. Then he shot a bystander in the parking lot.

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