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Pharmacist kills co-worker, turns gun on himself

NRI Pulse News Desk

 Atlanta, GA: George Vallikappil, a 58-year-old pharmacy technician at Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston shot and killed his co-worker and then turned the gun on himself Wednesday afternoon, reports abc13 Eyewitness News.

The victim’s name has not been released, but police say she was a pharmacist. Some media reports suggest both are from Kerala, and the victim is a mother.

According to Houston police, Vallikappil, shot and killed the victim Wednesday afternoon as she was in her workstation behind the pharmacy counter. Authorities are still investigating the motive but say the suspect had recently expressed romantic interest in the victim. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

“We are 2 families suffering here. We’re confused. We want answers. We don’t have any answers,” said, Tom Vallikappil, the shooter’s son to Eyewitness News.

Hospital officials say they have no record of complaints against either the suspect or the victim. However they are conducting an internal review to see if there were any warnings.

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