Home » World

Disgruntled worker killed nurse before fatally shooting self: cops

18 March, 2018, 01:23 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • At least 1 shot at Alabama hospital	 	 	 			At least one person was shot on Wednesday night at the UAB Hospital Highlands in Birmingham Alabama

Police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a gunman opened fire at an Alabama hospital before fatally shooting himself.

Nancy Swift, 63, was a nursing supervisor.

Of the two injured, one was an employee who was shot multiple times in the chest and had to be taken to the main UAB Hospital.

Peter Williston said officers called to UAB Highlands Hospital at 6:55 p.m. on Wednesday encountered two victims along with the gunman, who had died of a self-inflicted gunshot. He is an employee of STERIS, an infection prevention company that UAB contracts with.

Police say the scene is secure and authorities issued an "all clear" alert about 7:45 p.m. after ordering students to shelter-in-place.




For Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Capt. Harold Watson, the shooting proves the need for more active shooting training for first responders.

Police didn't release the names of the wounded person or the suspected gunman.

When staff was led to UAB Police headquarters, a woman was said to have had a panic attack and needed to be examined by medics.

All surgeries scheduled for Thursday at UAB Highlands Hospital have been canceled, according to UAB.

Officials say the hospital has metal detectors that were in use, but they didn't explain how the shooter entered the building with a gun.

Recommended:



Popular

Ireland seal third Six Nations grand slam
The second half was an huge power struggle, as England tried and tried and tried again to get an advantage over the Irish squad. As Brown and Jonny May attempted to tackle Stockdale just before the tryline, the ball came off the Irishman's knee.

10 killed as aircraft crashes into house
TEN people were killed today when a small aircraft slammed into a home in the Philippines wiping out a family eating their lunch. The crash killed all five people on board and fire more people on the ground in Plaridel, according to the latest police report.

Xi Jinping unanimously elected for second term as China's president
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Xi Jinping on his re-election as the President of the People's Republic of China.

Vehicle ramming attack kills two Israeli soldiers in West Bank
At least 31 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed since Trump's announcement, which set off major protests. Palestinians in the occupied territory have lived under Israeli military rule for more than half a century.

New Video Shows FL Officer Standing Outside High School as Massacre Unfolds
Cruz, the 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. After the staffer knocks on the door, the two quickly walk away and drive off in a golf cart.

Toys 'R' Us planning to close all 735 stores nationwide
The company was taken over by private equity giants KKR, Bain Capital and real estate investment company Vornado in 2005. Toys R Us said in its liquidation filing that those price cuts were a big reason behind its weak holiday sales.

Browns trade away their best cornerback in Jason McCourty
He made three interceptions in 14 games for the winless Browns past year while making 65 tackles and forcing two fumbles. New England was one of the teams that had interest in Jason McCourty a year ago before he signed with the Browns.

Mattis: US Seeking Victory in Afghanistan, Just 'Not a Military Victory'
The defense secretary said that the U.S. needs to lead and provide the substance for the reconciliation effort. Secretary Mattis praised Ghani's recent offer to negotiate with the Taliban without preconditions.

What US will do to counter Chinese loans to Africa - Tillerson
Rex Tillerson , US secretary of state, has changed the plan of spending Monday night in Abuja before flying back to Washington . NAIJ.com previously reported that Tillerson would arrive in Abuja on Monday, March 12 for his first official visit to Nigeria .

RS polls: Abhishek Singhvi, Kumar Ketkar among 10 Congress candidates
Two BJP leaders Ajay Pratap Singh and Kailash Soni will be trying their luck for Upper House from Madhya Pradesh . Notably, a candidate needs the support of 39 Assembly members to secure a berth in the Upper House of Parliament.