Two employees were shot and killed at a Dallas hospital on Saturday morning, authorities said. The male suspect was shot and wounded by responding police.
The situation unfolded at approximately 11 a.m. local time at the Dallas Methodist Medical Center, according to a news release from the Methodist Health System.
Police from the Methodist Health System, along with Dallas Police and the Dallas Fire Department, responded to an “active shooter call” at the hospital.
The suspect shot and killed two hospital employees, Methodist Health said. The victims were not immediately identified.
A responding Methodist Health System police officer arrived on the scene, “confronted the suspect” and then shot and wounded him, Methodist Health said. He was later transported to another hospital for treatment.
Dallas police later identified him as 30-year-old Nestor Hernandez. Following an investigation, Hernandez was arrested by Methodist Health police on capital murder charges. Hernandez has a criminal record and was on probation for aggravated robbery at the time of the shooting, Dallas police said. He was also wearing an ankle monitor.
His condition was not provided and it was not clear if he remained hospitalized Saturday night.
Details and circumstances of the shooting were unclear. There was no information on a possible motive.
Methodist Health said the hospital was “safe” and there was “no ongoing threat.”
“The Methodist Health System family is heartbroken by the loss of two of our beloved team members,” Methodist Health said in a statement. “Our entire organization is mourning this unimaginable tragedy.”