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Police: Security officer wounded, gunman dead in Cincinnati hospital shooting

CINCINNATI —

A lone gunman opened fire inside a Cincinnati hospital Wednesday afternoon, striking a security officer before killing himself, police said. UC Health officials said the shooting happened at University Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services in the 3200 block of Burnet Avenue. Advertisement

Police believe the shooting happened near the building’s entrance — either in the entryway or in the lobby. The lone gunman walked into the building about 2 p.m., and fired “multiple shots,” according to Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac. Isaac said an unarmed security officer – who works for UC Health and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Police Department – was shot.

The security officer is being treated at University Hospital for his injuries. Isaac called his injuries “very serious,” but said he is expected to survive. Isaac said that after the gunman wounded the officer, he turned the gun on himself.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Metal detectors are in place at the hospital’s entrance, and Isaac said security knew right away that the man was armed. “I thank him (the security guard) for what he does every day.

It’s a very dangerous life, and I hope all of the best for him,” said Marie Richinger, who was at the hospital at the time of the shooting.
Cincinnati police did not fire any shots during the incident, Isaac said. The shooting was initially reported as an active shooter situation, prompting a massive police response.

So far, police have not released a motive for the gunman’s actions.

WLWT will update this story as details become available.

Police: Security officer wounded, gunman dead in Cincinnati hospital shooting

CINCINNATI —

A lone gunman opened fire inside a Cincinnati hospital Wednesday afternoon, striking a security officer before killing himself, police said. UC Health officials said the shooting happened at University Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services in the 3200 block of Burnet Avenue. Advertisement

Police believe the shooting happened near the building’s entrance — either in the entryway or in the lobby. The lone gunman walked into the building about 2 p.m., and fired “multiple shots,” according to Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac. Isaac said an unarmed security officer – who works for UC Health and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Police Department – was shot.

The security officer is being treated at University Hospital for his injuries. Isaac called his injuries “very serious,” but said he is expected to survive. Isaac said that after the gunman wounded the officer, he turned the gun on himself.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Metal detectors are in place at the hospital’s entrance, and Isaac said security knew right away that the man was armed. “I thank him (the security guard) for what he does every day.

It’s a very dangerous life, and I hope all of the best for him,” said Marie Richinger, who was at the hospital at the time of the shooting.
Cincinnati police did not fire any shots during the incident, Isaac said. The shooting was initially reported as an active shooter situation, prompting a massive police response.

So far, police have not released a motive for the gunman’s actions.

WLWT will update this story as details become available.

Police: Security officer wounded, gunman dead in Cincinnati hospital shooting

CINCINNATI —

A lone gunman opened fire inside a Cincinnati hospital Wednesday afternoon, striking a security officer before killing himself, police said. UC Health officials said the shooting happened at University Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services in the 3200 block of Burnet Avenue. Advertisement

Police believe the shooting happened near the building’s entrance — either in the entryway or in the lobby. The lone gunman walked into the building about 2 p.m., and fired “multiple shots,” according to Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac. Isaac said an unarmed security officer – who works for UC Health and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Police Department – was shot.

The security officer is being treated at University Hospital for his injuries. Isaac called his injuries “very serious,” but said he is expected to survive. Isaac said that after the gunman wounded the officer, he turned the gun on himself.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Metal detectors are in place at the hospital’s entrance, and Isaac said security knew right away that the man was armed. “I thank him (the security guard) for what he does every day.

It’s a very dangerous life, and I hope all of the best for him,” said Marie Richinger, who was at the hospital at the time of the shooting.
Cincinnati police did not fire any shots during the incident, Isaac said. The shooting was initially reported as an active shooter situation, prompting a massive police response.

So far, police have not released a motive for the gunman’s actions.

WLWT will update this story as details become available.