A shooter killed one individual and wounded one other earlier than turning the gun on themself Tuesday afternoon within the Dallas County medical expert’s workplace within the Stemmons Hall, county officers confirmed.
Dallas County Choose Clay Jenkins mentioned two workers on the medical expert’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 workers was killed, and the situation of the opposite was not instantly identified.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Division mentioned the report of the capturing got here in about 4:45 p.m., and a number of businesses responded.
“We do consider there may be 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 mentioned, including that authorities discovered one male and one feminine sufferer.
Jenkins mentioned officers weren’t instantly releasing the names of these concerned, pending notification of their subsequent of kin.
The medical expert’s workplace is being monitored by the sheriff’s division and county marshals, Brown mentioned.
“We’re capable of articulate that we aren’t searching for any suspects right now,” the sheriff mentioned. “There isn’t a want for the neighborhood to be alarmed.”
The sheriff’s division is investigating the capturing. Dr. Jeffrey Barnard, the Dallas County medical expert, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Well being and Human Companies, mentioned so far as he knew everybody was protected contained in the Well being and Human Companies constructing, which is adjoining to the medical expert’s workplace.
Teresa Santoyo, who works on the third flooring of the Well being and Human Companies constructing, mentioned she was one in all about 50 individuals nonetheless there when authorities evacuated the power about 5 p.m.
She was the final individual on her flooring, and she or he had simply left her workplace and walked into the elevator. She mentioned she knew one thing wasn’t proper when she was met by 4 armed officers.
”I’m attempting to calm my nerves; it was somewhat traumatizing,” Santoyo mentioned.
She and about 50 different workers had been led to the entrance of the constructing by authorities, the place they weren’t allowed to depart the premises for about an hour, Santoyo mentioned.
”As quickly as I walked out that entrance door is after I noticed all of the chaos,” she mentioned, including that there have been quite a few legislation enforcement autos and upset individuals. “I had somewhat panic assault for a minute.”
Two information helicopters hovered above the scene as individuals waited for his or her family members throughout the road. Santoyo’s daughter, Kristian Santoyo, mentioned she was on her strategy to decide up her mom when her mom referred to as to inform her individuals weren’t allowed to depart the constructing except they had been questioned.
Workers gave the impression to be leaving the constructing about 6 p.m. A few dozen autos drove away after a legislation enforcement officer moved a site visitors cone out of the best way.
The capturing comes about two weeks after a gunman opened hearth inside Methodist Dallas Medical Heart, killing a nurse and a social employee. The suspected shooter, Nestor Hernandez, faces prices of capital homicide and aggravated assault of a peace officer.