Cardiac Surgeon Gunned Down at Brigham and Women's Hospital Dies

44-year-old Dr. Michael J. Davidson was married with 4 children.
1:25 | 01/22/15

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Back in the U.S., and to Boston now, and one of the nation's most prestigious hospitals mourning one of their own. The flag at half staff for the American surgeon gunned down inside Brigham and women's hospital, as tonight, we learn new details about the victim. The search for a motive and how it could have been much worse in that hospital. Here's David Wright. Reporter: Today in their scrubs, the staff at Brigham and women's hospital mourned one of their own. A young cardiovascular surgeon shot yesterday in the hospital by the son of a patient who had recently died. Dr. Michael Davidson was 44 years old. Incredible father, husband and an amazing lead giuitarist. Reporter: He studied at princeton and Yale medical school and played lead guitar in a band with other young colleagues. Davidson's wife, also a surgeon, is seven months pregnant with their fourth child. Their other 3 kids all under age 10. Brigham and women's had a plan for an active-shooter scenario as many hospitals do. This drill filmed at holy name hospital in teaneck, New Jersey. It's got to be your worst nightmare. Oh, it's absolutely your worst nightmare. Reporter: There have been recent incidents in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Texas. Can't stop the resolve of physicians doing what we do. Reporter: Today in Boston, however painful it was, they got back to work. David Wright, ABC news, new York.

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