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Police say 2 shot in Alabama hospital, gunman subdued

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A gunman opened fire on a Birmingham, Alabama hospital, wounding two men before the gun on himself Wednesday night, police said.

Captain H. R. Watson of the Birmingham Fire and Rescue told journalists that the two victims were shot and injured, and the shooter then shot himself. He said one victim was in critical condition with multiple wounds.

He said that authorities are unsure of the shooter respect to the victims and or the victim worked at the hospital. He added that the police “still have a lot to find out.”

The police says the scene is safe and the authorities issued an “all clear” alert about 7:45 hours after ordering students to shelter-in-place.

Al.com reports paramedics were entering the building through the same day surgery entrance and taken to the second floor where the victims were believed to be located.

UAB Highlands is a campus of UAB Hospital, which is part of the medical school of the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

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