2 employees were killed in a shooting at the Dallas hospital


Two employees were killed Saturday morning in a shooting at a Dallas hospital, the local health system said.

Authorities responded to the Dallas Methodist Medical Center around 11 a.m. local time Saturday, according to a statement from the Methodist Health System.

« Preliminary investigation has determined that a suspect shot and killed two hospital employees, » the statement said.

An officer who arrived at the scene confronted and shot the suspect, wounding him, according to the health system. The suspect was taken into custody, stabilized and taken to another hospital, the statement added.

Methodist Health System police arrested Nestor Hernandez, 30, for capital murder, according to a statement from the Dallas Police Department.

Hernandez is out parole for aggravated robbery and had “an active ankle monitor,” Dallas police said.

“The Methodist Health System family is heartbroken over the loss of two of our beloved team members. Our entire organization mourns this unimaginable tragedy,” the statement from health system leaders read. “Our prayers go out to our lost colleagues and their families, and to our entire Methodist family. We appreciate the community support during this difficult time.

The medical center is now safe and there are no more ongoing threats, the leaders added.

Authorities are conducting an ongoing investigation, the health system said.

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said on Twitter, he was « outraged with our community, at the lack of accountability and travesty that in this broke system, we give violent criminals more chances than our victims ».

« The pendulum has swung too far, » added the chef.

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