Gunman killed in Alabama hospital shooting

He reportedly injured two hospital employees and a police officer


Alex Halperin
December 15, 2012 9:15PM (UTC)

There was another public shooting this morning, this time at St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. According to WAFF:

The incident happened around 4am. Police Sergeant Johnny Williams tells FOX6 News that a man with a gun, shot two employees as well as a police officer. A second officer shot and killed the unidentified gunman.

Sgt. Williams says that the injuries to the officer and the employees are not life-threatening. The victims were taken to UAB Hospital. Police have not released their names.

One hospital worker says a "Code Silver" was called across the intercom. He says "Code Silver" means there is harm or threat with a weapon. He says employees are instructed to call 911.

h/t @GOPunplugged


Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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