An elderly patient killed orthodox Jewish Dr. Ronald Gilbert in his medical office in Newport Beach, California on Monday. The alleged murderer was captured, but no motive has been established.
Dr. Gilbert was scheduled to perform surgery on the patient, who was arrested at the Hoag Hospital after six or seven shots were fired at the urologist.
Kristen Cotty, an office supervisor in the nephrology laboratory on the third floor of the building, told the Orange County Register, “What’s going on with the world today? I mean, schools, now I got to worry about going to work. This has got to stop.”
Dr. Gilbert, survived by his wife and two children, was a member of the Orange Coast Urology team that specializes in treatment of disorders of the urinary tract and genital conditions.
Gerry Crews, who has known Gilbert since high school with his brother, said he was “one of the most caring, giving, generous people I knew. I doubt you would find anyone who would say anything bad about him.”