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Gunman opens fire in Alabama hospital; 1 employee dead

Gunman opens fire in Alabama hospital; 1 employee dead

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce to you this evening the passing of one of our colleagues after a shooting at UAB Highlands", said Anthony Patterson, the hospital's senior vice president of inpatient services, according to the report.

An ambulance arrives at a Birmingham, Ala. hospital after a gunman shot two people and killed himself.

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The male victim is in critical condition after being shot multiple times in the chest.

UAB spokesman Tyler Greer said the gunman, who police identified as 31-year-old Trevis Coleman of Birmingham, worked for UAB, as did Nancy Swift, a 63-year-old nursing manager who was killed.

The suspect was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, WBRC reported.




Police vehicles are shown outside UAB Highlands Hospital following a shooting on Wednesday.

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UAB students were asked to shelter in place but were given the all-clear by UAB around 7:40 p.m. Authorities didn't release his name, and Steris referred questions to police.

Officials say the hospital has metal detectors that were in use, but they didn't explain how the shooter entered the building with a gun.

All surgeries scheduled for Thursday have been canceled, according to the hospital.

H.R. Watson of Birmingham Fire and Rescue told news reporters that two victims were shot and wounded Wednesday night, and the shooter then shot himself. The other victim is in stable condition.

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