Two members of staff have been killed in a shooting at a hospital connected to the United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas.
Around 11am on Saturday, police responded to an active shooter call at Methodist Dallas Medical Centre.
According to the hospital, a Methodist Health System Police Officer arrived on the scene, confronted the suspect, and fired his weapon at the suspect, injuring him. The suspect was detained, stabilised, and taken to another local hospital.
Methodist Health System Executive Leadership said in a statement: The Methodist Health System Family is heartbroken at the loss of two of our beloved team members.
“Our entire organisation is grieving this unimaginable tragedy. During this devastating time, we want to ensure our patients, physicians, employees, and community that Methodist Dallas Medical Centre is safe, and there is no ongoing threat.
“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 hospital has ties with North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.