Police responding to reports of gunfire at Houston hospital

2017-02-21 23:14
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Houston - Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston's Texas Medical Centre.

Houston police spokesperson Kese Smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. He says authorities began receiving reports shortly after 14:00 on Tuesday.

Smith says officers and a SWAT team were responding to the scene at Ben Taub Hospital, one of the hospitals that's part of the Medical Centre. Ben Taub is one of the major trauma centres in Houston.

Television images from helicopters show dozens of employees leaving the hospital. Some are attending to patients who appear to have been evacuated on gurneys.

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