"Some actually sheltered in place", Acevedo said, adding that multiple witnesses had reported seeing a bald, white man carrying a gun. He says the hospital responded appropriately to the situation. Houston police said Kosy was shot in the back as she stood at her workstation. Evacuations continue as police are searching the premises for any shooters. Chief Acevedo told Click2Houston his officers are conducting a secondary search before declaring an all-clear.
Ben Taub Hospital opened in May 1963, however, the current building opened on January 12, 1990.
Houston Police confirmed Tuesday they were looking into reports of shot fired at Ben Taub Hospital. There was a traffic alert issued, but it was not related to the shooting at Ben Taub Hospital.
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Baylor College of Medicine, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, was also placed on lockdown until more information about the situation was revealed.
Art Acevedo, the police chief, said that law enforcement officials did their job by responding even though the reports turned out to be false.
Some are attending to patients who appear to have been evacuated on gurneys.
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A witness said they were told shots were fired on the second floor.
Patients in the emergency room said that initially the chaos was thought to be part of a drill, but that nurses began to disconnect them from IVs.
First Coast News' sister station KHOU News in Houston has a crew at the scene, and will be giving updates as they become available.
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