Kelli Smith, Jamie Landers, Marin Wolf, Hojun Choi, Josephine Peterson
The Dallas Morning Information
A shooter killed one individual and wounded one other earlier than turning the gun on themself Tuesday afternoon within the Dallas County health worker’s workplace within the Stemmons Hall, county officers confirmed.
Dallas County Decide Clay Jenkins stated two staff on the health worker’s workplace had been struck by the shooter, who then killed themself, on the workplace at 2355 N. Stemmons Freeway, close to Wycliff Avenue.
One of many staff was killed, and the situation of the opposite was not instantly identified. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Division stated the decision got here in round 4:45 p.m., and a number of companies responded.
“We do consider there’s an worker right here that’s concerned on this — we do consider that one of many topics that’s deceased was certainly an worker,” Sheriff Marian Brown stated, including authorities discovered one male and one feminine sufferer.
Jenkins stated officers weren’t instantly releasing the names of these concerned, pending notification of their subsequent of kin.
The health worker’s workplace is being monitored by the sheriff’s division and county marshals, Brown stated.
“We’re capable of articulate that we aren’t searching for any suspects right now,” she stated. “There isn’t a want for the group to be alarmed.”
Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Well being and Human Providers, stated so far as he knew everybody was protected contained in the Well being and Human Providers constructing, which is adjoining to the health worker’s workplace.
Kristian Santoyo, who waited within the car parking zone throughout the road from the Well being and Human Providers constructing, stated her mom works inside the power.
She stated she was on her solution to decide up her mom about 5 p.m., when her mom known as to inform her that individuals weren’t being allowed to depart the constructing except they had been questioned.
”It appears there are simply increasingly more cops coming since I’ve been right here,” Santoyo stated as two helicopters flew above the constructing.
The sheriff’s division is investigating. Dr. Jeffrey Barnard, the Dallas County health worker, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The capturing comes about two weeks after a gunman opened fireplace inside Methodist Dallas Medical Middle, killing a nurse and a social employee. The suspected shooter, Nestor Hernandez, faces costs of capital homicide and aggravated assault of a peace officer.