Police in Houston, Texas are responding to reports of an active shooter at Ben Taub Hospital. The hospital has been placed on lockdown, and patients are being evacuated.
Officers are searching the hospital, but have not found any victims so far, the Houston Police Department said.
— John D. Harden (@Jdharden) February 21, 2017
About an hour before the first reports of shots fired, St. Mark’s Episcopal School in Bellaire tweeted a picture of fifth grade students holding up paintings and posing with hospital staff. The school would not answer whether the students were still at the hospital, the Houston Chronicle reported.
— St. Mark’s (@stmeshouston) February 21, 2017
“All patients and employees [are] safe at this point,” Houston PD chief Art Acevedo tweeted, adding that no victims have been located, but the search continues.
Officers in the process of searching the hospital; no reports of injuries at this time #hounews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 21, 2017
Ben Taub is part of the Texas Medical Center and is affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine.
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