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Bakersfield Heart Hospital adds additional cameras, guards a month after shooting

Gunman still hospitalized since Dec. 1 shooting
Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-02 18:54:19-05

There are new developments at Bakersfield Heart Hospital a month after a man with a gun was shot by police there.

23ABC spoke with hospital officials on Tuesday who said the hospital has made or will be making changes in the hopes of preventing a similar situation from happening again and to keep their staff and patients safe.

Hospital officials say they have added additional cameras, added another security guard and replaced the door that was originally shot out by the gunman, Brandon Clark.

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Bakersfield Heart Hospital will also continuing to conduct active shooter training for staff. 

On Dec. 1, Clark, 44, entered the building by shooting out a glass door and began pointing the rifle at Heart Hospital employees. Clark was later shot by Bakersfield police after he was confronted by a security guard and walked outside of the building. 

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At last check, Clark was still hospitalized and is listed in critical condition.