At least one dead in Arkansas hospital shooting

One person was shot dead at a hospital in the suburbs of Little Rock, Arkansas, Wednesday.

Authorities said a “person of interest” was in custody after they responded to reports of an active shooter at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sherwood, part of the Little Rock-based Catholic Health system, Little Rock’s KARK reported.

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Police shut down the area around 11 a.m. local time, and a spokesperson for the hospital system said the facility was on lockdown — though at least one hospital employee said they’d been told to evacuate.

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An emergency helicopter arrives at the scene of the shooting.
An emergency helicopter arrives at the scene of the shooting.
Authorities have asked people to stay clear out of the area.
Authorities have asked people to stay clear out of the area.
Hospital workers are seen outside the facility.
Hospital workers are seen outside the facility.
St. Vincent's Hospital was put on lockdown.
St. Vincent’s Hospital was put on lockdown.
Armed officers arrive at the scene of the shooting.
Armed officers arrive at the scene of the shooting.

Federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were on site, as were state and local law enforcement.

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Authorities have reported an active shooter inside St. Vincent's Hospital in Arkansas.
Authorities have reported an active shooter inside St. Vincent’s Hospital in Arkansas.
Authorities have reported an active shooter inside St. Vincent's Hospital in Arkansas.
Arkansas police officers arrive at the scene of the active shooter situation.
Authorities have reported an active shooter inside St. Vincent's Hospital in Arkansas.
Arkansas police officers surround the hospital.
Authorities have reported an active shooter inside St. Vincent's Hospital in Arkansas.
No casualties or injures have been reported.

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Sherwood, a town of some 33,000, is five miles northeast of Little Rock.

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