Shooter charged with capital murder for allegedly killing 2 at Dallas hospital

Police launch new particulars on man accused of killing 2 at Dallas hospital

Police launch new particulars on man accused of killing 2 at Dallas hospital


DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) Two folks have been shot and killed on Saturday, police confirmed, after a suspect opened fireplace inside Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

At about 11 a.m. on Oct. 22, 2022, a suspect since recognized as Nestor Hernandez, 30, introduced a gun contained in the medical heart and commenced capturing at hospital workers on the mother-baby unit, placing and killing two.

Nestor Hernandez is accused of capturing and killing two at a Dallas hospital.

Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice

Police confirmed that Hernandez was at the moment on parole for aggravated theft and had an lively ankle monitor. He had been given permission to go to his important different whereas they have been in labor.

A supply additionally instructed CBS 11 reporter J.D. Miles that one sufferer was a nurse and the opposite a technician on the labor and supply ground. We are working to verify this with the hospital.

A Methodist Health System police officer responded to the scene shortly thereafter and confronted Hernandez earlier than capturing him.

Hernandez was given first help and stabilized earlier than being taken to a special hospital the place they continue to be. Their situation shouldn’t be at the moment recognized.

So far, police haven’t mentioned any doable motives nor what relation the shooter needed to the hospital or the workers.

In a press release, a Methodist Health System spokesperson mentioned:

“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.”  

The investigation is ongoing.

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