Texas hospital shooting kills two

Two Dallas hospital workers were killed Saturday in a shooting inside the hospital center and the suspected shooter was shot and wounded by police, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 11 a.m. inside the facility which is part of the Methodist Health System hospital network, according to hospital spokesman Ryan Owens. « A Methodist Health System officer arrived at the scene, confronted the suspect and shot the suspect, wounding him, » Owens said in a statement.

The names of the victims and their positions at the hospital were not immediately released.

The hospital network said in a statement that it mourns the deaths. « The Methodist Health System family is heartbroken over the loss of two of our beloved team members, » a statement from the network read. Our entire organization mourns this unimaginable tragedy. »

The suspect, whose name has also not been released at this time, was taken to another hospital. His condition is not known and he is in custody, Mr Owens said.

Dallas police referred the questions to hospital police, who did not return phone calls for comment.

The shooting follows hospital shootings in September in Little Rock, Arkansas, which killed one visitor, and in June in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which left four people dead.

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