Two people shot at Dallas hospital; suspect in custody


(NewsNation) — A suspect is in custody after allegedly shooting two people at a Dallas hospital Saturday morning, according to reports from multiple media outlets.

Police have identified Nestor Hernandez, 30, as the suspect. Hernandez was on parole for aggravated robbery at the time of the shooting, and faces capital murder charges.

One of the victims is now in critical condition. The other victim is reportedly in stable condition.

The shooting occurred about 11 a.m. inside Methodist Health System, according to hospital spokesperson Ryan Owens.

“A Methodist Health System Police Officer arrived on the scene, confronted the suspect, and fired his weapon at the suspect, injuring him,” Owens said in a statement to the Associated Press.

Police have not released any information regarding what led to the shooting or the name of the suspect.

Methodist Health released the following statement:

The Methodist Health System Family is heartbroken at the loss of two of our beloved team members. Our entire organization is grieving this unimaginable tragedy. During this devastating time, we want to ensure our patients and employees that Methodist Dallas Medical Center is safe, and there is no ongoing threat. Our prayers are with our lost co-workers and their families, as well as our entire Methodist family. We appreciate the community’s support during this difficult time. 

NewsNation affiliate KTLA contributed to this report.

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