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A police struggle, shots jolt Mass. Eye and Ear

It was just before lunch, and the people in the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary emergency waiting room were preparing for appointments or biding their time until family or friends were out of surgery. Then the violence broke out.

It all happened very fast. First there was a struggle, and someone yelled to the patients to get down. Then the shots rang out, incongruous sounds in a place where people go to heal.

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