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Ronald Gilbert Murder: Calif. doctor fatally shot in exam room, suspect in custody

Ronald Gilbert CBS Los Angeles

Ronald Gilbert
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(CBS/AP) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - A California doctor was fatally shot Monday in an examination room of an Orange County medical office, and the man who police believe shot him was taken into custody in the same room without a struggle, authorities said.

The victim was identified as 52-year-old urologist Ronald Gilbert, who was shot multiple times in the upper chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, CBS Los Angeles reports. The suspect was reportedly a former patient of Gilbert's a few years ago.

Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe told The Associated Press that several 911 calls reported six or seven shots fired at the medical office near Hoag Hospital in Orange County.

Lowe said officers found a man dead from gunshot wounds in a patient examination room. Police took into custody another man in the room who they believe shot the victim.

No one else was injured or targeted, Lowe said.

"It does appear to be an isolated incident," she said.

Detectives were interviewing employees and patients in the building.

  • Crimesider Staff

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