A hospital nurse was hospitalized Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head, after a gunman opened fire in her hospital room, Los Angeles Police said.
Loyolans police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Dela Cruz said the shooting happened Tuesday night in the parking lot of the Loyolas La Mirada Medical Center in North Hollywood, where the nurse was stationed.
The hospital is just a few blocks away from a strip mall.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement that he is “deeply saddened” by the shooting.
LACMA hospital is one of several L.E.C. hospitals that was the target of an armed gunman during a mass shooting in January.
Police have not said how many shots were fired during the shooting but said it was not a random attack.
The gunman was shot and killed by police and no one else was injured.