Methodist Dallas Medical Center shooting leaves 2 employees dead

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Two medical workers were killed in a shooting in a Dallas hospital Saturday, officials said. The suspect, who police say was on parole and had an active ankle monitor, was in custody.

Authorities were called about an active-shooter situation at Methodist Dallas Medical Center at about 11 a.m., according to a statement from Methodist Health System. An officer who arrived at the hospital shot and injured the suspect, who was detained, and taken to another hospital.

There is no ongoing threat to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Health System said in its statement.

“Our entire organization is grieving this unimaginable tragedy,” the Methodist Health System statement reads. “Our prayers are with our lost co-workers and their families, as well as our entire Methodist family.”

 The suspect was identified as 30-year-old Nestor Hernandez. The Dallas Police Department said he was arrested by Methodist Health System Police for capital murder and was “currently on parole for aggravated robbery and had an active ankle monitor.”

A motive was not immediately released, nor was more information on his criminal record. 

Dallas Police Chief Eddie Gomez tweeted that the incident was “a tragedy, and an abhorrent failure of our criminal justice system.”

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