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Investigation continues into shooting death of O.C. doctor

January 28, 2013 |  8:47 pm

Two people embrace outside the medical office building on Superior Avenue where a doctor was shot and killed Monday afternoon.Newport Beach police detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting death of a local physician Monday afternoon near Hoag Hospital.

In a press release late Monday, police officials said the incident appeared to be isolated and did not represent a continuing threat to public safety.

Officers were called to Hoag Health Center – Newport Beach, at 520 Superior Ave., about 2:45 p.m. on a report of a shooting. The building houses numerous medical offices and clinics.

On the building’s second floor, they found a doctor with several gunshot wounds to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers detained and arrested a suspect in the shooting.

Police are withholding the name of both the suspect and the victim in the case.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call detectives at (800) 550-NBPD or (949) 644-3762.

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Photo: Two people embrace outside the medical office building on Superior Avenue where a doctor was fatally shot Monday afternoon. Credit: Don Leach / TCN

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