Gunman Wounds 3 at Alabama Hospital

He opens fire on police, is killed

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 15, 2012 11:45 AM CST

(Newser) – Authorities in Alabama say a man opened fire in a hospital this morning, wounding an officer and two employees before he was fatally shot by police. The officer and employees suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Police were called because a man with a gun was walking through St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham. When confronted by officers, he started shooting and wounded one of the officers. That's when the second officer shot and killed the man. No word on motive yet.

Birmingham police arrive at the scene of a shooting at St. Vincent's Hospital on Saturday.
Birmingham police arrive at the scene of a shooting at St. Vincent's Hospital on Saturday.   (AP Photo/al.com, Joe Songer)
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