Two dead, one injured following shooting at Alabama hospital

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Police confirm the man shot Swift and Isley on the second floor of the hospital in Birmingham just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A gunman opened fire at Birmingham, Ala. -based UAB Hospital-Highlands March 14, shooting two employees before killing himself, according to The New York Times.

Police vehicles are shown outside UAB Highlands Hospital following a shooting on Wednesday.

. Williston told WIAT that one victim died during surgery.

Nancy Swift, 63, was a nursing supervisor.

Lt. Peter Williston, a spokesman for the Birmingham Police Department, said investigators were still sorting out what had occurred. Police have not yet released his name.

The suspected gunman was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a third-floor emergency room.

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Police had the scene secured and authorities issued an "all clear" alert about 7:45 p.m. after ordering students to shelter-in-place.

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.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Captain Harold Watson says authorities are unsure of the shooter's relation to the victims and that police "still have a lot to find out".

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

WBRC-TV reported that the victims are believed to be employees at the hospital.

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