Two employees were killed Saturday morning in a shooting at a Dallas hospital, the local health system said.
Authorities responded to the Methodist Dallas Medical Center at roughly 11 a.m. local time on Saturday, according to a statement from the Methodist Health System.
“The preliminary investigation determined a suspect shot and killed two hospital employees,” the statement said.
An officer who arrived on scene confronted and shot the suspect, injuring him, according to the health system. The suspect was taken into custody, stabilized and taken to another hospital, the statement added.
“The Methodist Health System Family is heartbroken at the loss of two of our beloved team members. Our entire organization is grieving this unimaginable tragedy,” the statement from the health system’s executive leaders said. “Our prayers are with our lost co-workers and their families, as well as our entire Methodist family. We appreciate the community’s support during this difficult time.”
The medical center is now safe and there are no ongoing threats, the leadership added.
Authorities are conducting an ongoing investigation, the health system said.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said on Twitter officers were “grateful for the support and care provided to our officers” at Methodist Health’s hospitals.
“Our thoughts are with staff and victims of today’s events. We will do EVERYTHING to assist in this investigation. This is a tragedy, and an abhorrent failure of our criminal justice system,” Garcia added.