A doctor was gunned down inside a Southern California examination room Monday by his own patient.
The doctor, Dr. Ronald Gilbert, a well known urologist who specialized in sexual dysfunction, vasectomies, and bladder and prostate cancer, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso. The shooter surrendered to cops as soon as they arrived.
Police spokesman Kathy Lowe said police responded to the scene around 2:45 p.m. after receiving reports of six or seven gunshots inside of a medical examination room near Hoag Hospital in Orange County. The doctor was dead upon arrival.
Lowe also said that the shooting was an isolated incident and that no one else was injured during the shooting.
“What’s going on with the world today?” said Kristen Cotty, who works as an office supervisor at a lab on the third floor of the building where the shooting took place. She told the Orange County Register that she thought the gun shots were construction noises. “I mean, schools, now I got to worry about going to work. This has got to stop.”
Gilbert was best known as the founder and chief scientist of Absorption Pharmaceuticals LLC, and has contributed to creating a drug called Promescent, which is used to help premature ejaculation. He is survived by a wife and two sons.