DALLAS – Two Dallas hospital employees were killed Saturday in a shooting inside the hospital and a suspected gunman was shot and wounded by police, authorities said.
According to KDFW-TV, a suspect shot and killed two Methodist Dallas Medical Center employees. Following the shooting, the suspect was shot by a Methodist Health System police officer, wounding him.
The suspect, 30-year-old Nestor Hernandez, was detained and stabilized before being taken to a different area hospital, KDFW reported.
According to Dallas Police, Hernandez is on parole and was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the incident. He has been charged with capital murder, according to WFAA-TV.
It’s unclear what led to the shooting, and the Dallas Police Department Homicide Unit and Special Investigations Unit are assisting in the investigation.
Methodist Health System said in a news release. “The Methodist Health System Family is heartbroken at the loss of two of our beloved team members,” the hospital said in a statement. “Our entire organization is grieving this unimaginable tragedy. During this devastating time, we want to ensure our patients and employees that Methodist Dallas Medical Center 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 appreciated the community’s support during this difficult time.”