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Police searching for answers in active shooter situation at UAB Highlands Hospital

Police searching for answers in active shooter situation at UAB Highlands Hospital

CBS 42 spoke to one of his family members, who said he survived surgery and is stable in the ICU. She was shot and killed.

Nancy Swift, 63, was shot dead at the medical facility late Wednesday, March 14.

Peter Williston said the shooter was dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting and how the suspect got into the hospital.

The hospital and the University of Alabama at Birmingham were immediately told to shelter in place, but the lockdown was lifted at 7:43 p.m.




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.

"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.

H. R. Watson, the Captain of the Birmingham Fire Department speaks to the media as authorities respond to a gunman that opened fire at a Birmingham, Alabama, hospital, wounding two men before turning the gun on himself Wednesday night, police said on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.

All surgeries scheduled for UAB Highlands on Thursday have been canceled.

Coleman then shot Tim Isley, a 28-year-old instrument management supervisor, before shooting himself.

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