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Former faculty member is charged with attempted murder of medical school dean

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 01 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4755
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

A fired faculty member of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, has been charged with attempted second degree murder for allegedly shooting the school’s dean outside a delicatessen in the community of Chappaqua in New Castle, New York, about 40 miles (64 km) north of New York City.

Police said that the suspect, Hengjun Chao, 49, used a shotgun loaded with buckshot to shoot Dennis S Charney, 65, dean of the Icahn School of Medicine, …

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