Gunman shoots two people at Alabama hospital before killing himself

ABC 33/40Police respond to a report of an active shooter at UAB Highlands Hospital in Birmingham Ala

ABC 33/40Police respond to a report of an active shooter at UAB Highlands Hospital in Birmingham Ala

- Authorities say a disgruntled employee killed a nursing supervisor and wounded another medical worker before killing himself inside a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

The incident began at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday when officers received reports of an active shooter at the hospital, which is located on 11th Avenue South near downtown Birmingham.

Thursday morning, officials identified the victim who was killed as 63-year-old Nancy Swift, of Pelham.

Lt. Peter Williston, a spokesman for the Birmingham Police Department, said investigators were still sorting out what had occurred.

Birmingham Police are working to piece together the events that led to a man shooting two people and then himself at UAB Highlands Hospital on Wednesday.

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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.

All surgeries scheduled for Thursday at UAB Highlands Hospital have been canceled, according to UAB. Williston told WIAT that one victim died during surgery.

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

UAB Senior Vice President Anthony Patterson says metal detectors were in use at the time of the shooting.

Police vehicles are shown outside UAB Highlands hospital following a shooting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.

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