Yale Shooter Planned a 'Massacre'

Lishan Wang wanted to kill two other doctors, cops say
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2010 2:18 PM CDT
Yale Shooter Planned a 'Massacre'
Lishan Wang, a Chinese citizen from Beijing, is escorted by police in New Haven Superior Court, April 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, Pool)

(Newser) – Police think Lishan Wang, the unemployed doctor who allegedly shot a Yale physician he blamed for getting him fired, had plans to kill two other former co-workers. Wang was carrying information on all three doctors in his car, including Google Map directions to their homes, along with multiple handguns, a hammer, a knife, and a wig. Police wouldn't identify the other two targets, but said they were “directly involved” in Wang's dismissal.

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“What truly scares me is he could have gotten into this place and initiated a massacre,” a doctor at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center tells the New York Post. Another doctor called Wang “mentally unstable” and violent. They revealed that Wang was fired when the doctor he eventually shot, Vajinder Pal Toor, found him studying in the library as a patient was dying in the ICU. When Toor confronted him, Wang allegedly threw an ethnic slur at him. He was fired soon after. (Read more Lishan Wang stories.)

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