SHERWOOD, Ark. — Police in Sherwood, Arkansas, said they are on the scene of an active shooting incident.
The Sherwood Police Department said the incident happened at CHI St. Vincent Hospital on Wednesday but did not release any other details.
We can confirm an active shooter at SVI.— Sherwood Police Department (@SherwoodArPD) September 28, 2022
No other information will be released at this time.
Update 1:40 p.m. EDT Sept. 28: KTHV is reporting that hospital employees can go back inside the facility, but one floor is still shut down.
Police just told hospital employees they can go back inside. Fourth floor is shut down. Witnesses tell us that’s where the shooting happened. #ARnews https://t.co/JQv9meVnhF— 𝒜𝓈𝒽𝓁𝑒𝓎 𝒢𝑜𝒹𝓌𝒾𝓃 (@ashley_godwin) September 28, 2022
The Associated Press reported that one person was shot and police have a person of interest in custody.
Police did not say if the person who was killed was an employee, a patient or a visitor, the AP reported.
Original report: The New Orleans field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said it is also responding, but also did not give any details.
BREAKING: .@ATFNewOrleans special agents are responding to reports of a shooting incident at St. Vincent Hospital in Sherwood, AR. Follow our local LE partners for updates. pic.twitter.com/DTIm6inuUy— ATF New Orleans (@ATFNewOrleans) September 28, 2022
Hospital spokesperson Josh Cook told KTHV that a “suspected incident” put the building into lockdown.
Police are on the scene of an active shooter at a Sherwood hospital. https://t.co/quw36dwXkf— THV11 (@THV11) September 28, 2022
Arkansas State Police called it a “tactical response,” but didn’t provide details, KTHV reported.
Local media reports are showing videos of hospital employees and patients coming out of the building.
This is the scene outside CHI St. Vincent in Sherwood.— Andrew Epperson (@eppersports) September 28, 2022
Medical personnel & patients continue to come out of the building. People w/ appointments are asking whether they can still go inside.
Still a lot of questions I’m getting answers to. #ARNews https://t.co/OlZ2l3VMDC pic.twitter.com/mE5ACqkz10
One man told KARK that his father was in surgery at the hospital when the “active shooter” alert was announced.
Just talked to a man whose dad is currently in surgery on the second floor. He was sent to the bathroom after they announced “active shooter” over the intercom then was brought out of the hospital. As far as he knows, his dad is still in surgery. @KARK4News @FOX16News https://t.co/JO0L2rKtbm— Samantha Boyd (@samanthaboyd98) September 28, 2022
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