Two employees of Methodist Dallas Medical Center were fatally shot Saturday and the suspected shooter was in custody, hospital officials said.
A responding officer opened fire on the suspect, wounding him, according to the Methodist Health System, the hospital’s parent organization.
It was unclear what could have led to the violence, or whether the suspect knew the victims. The victims have not been identified and their profession has not been specified.
“The Methodist Health System family is heartbroken over the loss of two of our beloved team members,” the system’s executive leadership said in a written statement. “Our entire organization is mourning this unimaginable tragedy.”
Methodist Health System said the attack at the hospital southwest of downtown Dallas was originally reported around 11 a.m. as an active shooter, and that its own officers, alongside first responders Dallas Police and Fire Department, were quickly on the scene.
A Methodist Health System police officer confronted and shot the suspect, the system said.
“The suspect has been arrested, stabilized and taken to another local hospital,” he said in a statement.
The suspect was not named and their status was not available.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
TJ Swigart contributed.