Man shoots ex wife's new boyfriend in front of her at hospital she worked at

A man shot his estrange wife’s new boyfriend before turning the gun on himself at the hospital where his ex worked at.

Daniel Sawyers, 32, killed Elijah Balon, 27, after asking to meet him and his estranged wife in the car park of where they both worked.

The three met at St. Clare Hospital on Tuesday morning, and Sawyers immediately turned the gun on Elijah, before shooting himself.

Police pronounced Sawyers dead at the scene, but Elijah was rushed to a trauma centre, where he later died.

Sawyers ex-wife, who has not been named, was not injured in the shooting, lieutenant Chris Lawler told the News Tribune.



Man shoots ex wife's new boyfriend in front of her at hospital she worked at

Lieutenant Chris Lawler told The News Tribune: “Hey, I want to talk to your new boyfriend

“As soon as they met, the estranged husband opened fire on the boyfriend.”

Court records show Sawyer and his ex-wife had split but the couple had not officially filed for divorce.

St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood immediately went into lockdown after the shooting and the car park was later cordoned off.

In a statement released after the killing, St. Clare Hospital said: “Earlier this morning a shooting incident took place in the parking lot at St. Clare Hospital.

“We are cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation and have learned that one of our employees was fatally shot, and the shooter is also deceased after taking his own life.”



Man shoots ex wife's new boyfriend in front of her at hospital she worked at

The hospital added: “We have confirmed all other staff and patients are safe and this was an isolated incident.

“The hospital was briefly on lockdown at the time and is now fully open.

“We take very seriously the personal safety of our staff, patients and visitors.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and colleagues affected.”

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