BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A man is dead and another is in critical condition after a gunman opened fire in an Alabama hospital for fatally shooting himself, police said.
Birmingham police Lt. Peter Williston said Wednesday that the police were called to UAB Highlands Hospital 6:55 p.m. the Officials, two victims along with the shooter who had died from a self-inflicted shot, Williston said.
“The status of the victims: A victim is in stable condition,” Williston said. “Unfortunately, I have the report of the second victim did not survive and was pronounced died during a surgery,” he said.
Williston said the researchers have a lot of information and evidence to sort, so that we can try and determine what led to this tragic incident tonight.”
The authorities were uncertain about the shooter, the relationship between the victims and or the victim worked at the hospital, Capt. H. R. Watson of the Birmingham Fire and Rescue told journalists Wednesday night. He added that the police “still have a lot to find out.”
The police had the scene secured, and authorities issued an “all clear” alert about 7:45 hours after ordering students to shelter-in-place.
Al.com reported that the paramedics were seen entering the building through the same day surgery entrance and taken to the second floor where the victims were believed to be located.
UAB tweeted late Wednesday that all operations are planned for Thursday, where the shooting took place, were cancelled.
UAB Highlands is a campus of UAB Hospital, which is part of the medical school of the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
This story has been corrected to show that all statements of Birmingham police Lt. Peter Williston were on Wednesday, not on Thursday morning.