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Memorial held for Doctors Hospital shooting victims 10 years later

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It's been 10 years since a gunman walked into Doctors Hospital in Columbus and killed three people.

On Tuesday, people came together at the hospital to remember those victims.

Peter Wright, 44, Leslie Harris, 44 and 76-year-old James Baker were shot and killed by 63-year-old Charles Johnston, according to police.

Police say Wright, the first victim, was approached by Johnston in an unoccupied room on the 5th floor of the hospital and that's when he was shot in the chest and head. 

Harris then went looking for Johnston and was shot in the chest and back. Mr. Baker was pulling into the hospital parking lot for an appointment when Johnston, who was trying to leave, shot and killed Baker. 

Johnston felt that a nurse didn't properly care for his mother in 2004 and returned to the hospital four years later in a 2008 shooting rampage that killed Harris, Wright, and Baker.

Johnston pled guilty to killing those three people at the hospital and faced three murder and aggravated assault charges.

He is now serving a life sentence in prison.

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