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Birmingham Police: Two dead after active shooter at UAB Highlands Hospital

Police on scene of active shooter scene at UAB Highlands hospital (abc3340.com)

UPDATE 2:03 p.m. Police have released the identity of the shooter


UPDATE 10:03 p.m. Birmingham Police say one patient is in stable condition and the other patient had died. The gunman has also died after shooting himself.

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UPDATE 9:25 p.m. Birmingham Police say that two people are critically injured after being shot inside UAB Highlands Hospital. The gunman, turned the gun on himself and is dead. UAB Highlands Hospital says all surgeries for Thursday have been cancelled, and all other hospital operations will be conducted under regular operating hours.

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UPDATE 8:47 p.m. Birmingham Police confirm the shooter has died after wounding two men then turning the gun on himself.

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UPDATE 8:43 p.m. According the Associated Press, a gunman opened fire at a Birmingham, Alabama, hospital, wounding two men before turning the gun on himself Wednesday night, police said.

Capt. H.R. Watson of Birmingham Fire and Rescue told news reporters that two victims were shot and wounded, and the shooter then shot himself. He said one victim was in critical condition with multiple wounds.

He said authorities are unsure of the shooter’s relation to the victims and whether the victims worked at the hospital. He added that police “still have a lot to find out.”

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.

AL.com reports paramedics were entering the building through the same-day surgery entrance and being taken to the second floor where the victims were believed to be located.

UAB Highlands is a campus of UAB Hospital, which is part of the medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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UPDATE: 7:45 p.m. The active shooter situation at UAB Highlands is over, and UAB Police have issued an all clear. Shooter has been subdued.

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An active shooter is currently at UAB Highlands Hospital and two people have been shot, Birmingham Police confirm.

Police say the suspect is down. The extent of the victims' injuries is currently unknown, as this is a fluid situation.

Law enforcement have asked the public to avoid the area.

This is a breaking news story which will be updated with additional details as they are available.

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