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HPD: 2 Dead In Ben Taub Hospital Shooting

A man fatally shot a woman in the pharmacy of Ben Taub Hospital before turning the gun on himself.

Statement by George V. Masi, president and CEO of Harris Health System, which Ben Taub Hospital is a part of:

We are all greatly saddened by a tragedy that occurred earlier today on the Ben Taub campus.

An active shooter incident in the Ben Taub Outpatient Pharmacy resulted in what appears to have been a murder suicide.

A full investigation by the Houston Police Department indicates there are no additional suspects beyond the perpetrator of the shooting.

The Ben Taub campus is now safe and secure, and the hospital and clinics are open. The outpatient pharmacy remains closed until further notice.

At this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the two staff who lost their lives as a result of this senseless violence, as well as to every Harris Health System employee and the members of our medical staff.

Ben Taub Hospital
Ben Taub Hospital.  Photo courtesy of Harris Health System

 

 

Updated at 3:57 p.m.

HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a man fatally shot a woman in the pharmacy of Ben Taub Hospital before turning the gun on himself.

Authorities say the shooting Wednesday afternoon appears to be a murder-suicide that involved two people who worked at the pharmacy.

Police spokesman Victor Senties says the shooting was confined to the pharmacy at Ben Taub Hospital. He declined to elaborate but said there was no “active shooter.”

No other injuries were reported. It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

 

Updated at 3:15 p.m.

HOUSTON (AP) — Police say they’re not searching for a shooter after responding to gunfire at a hospital pharmacy in Houston that left at least one person dead.

Police spokesman Victor Senties says the shooting was confined Wednesday afternoon to the pharmacy at Ben Taub Hospital. He declined to elaborate but said there’s no “active shooter.”

It was not immediately clear whether anyone else was shot or what prompted the gunfire.

Senties deferred any further comment to homicide investigators at the hospital.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press). 

 

Updated at 2:15 p.m.

The Houston Police Department confirms one person is dead after a shooting at Ben Taub Hospital. The shooting took place in the pharmacy. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as details come in. 

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