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Man opens fire in US hospital and is shot dead by police


A man opened fire in a hospital in Alabama, US, wounding a police officer and two employees before he was shot dead by police.

Birmingham Police Sgt Johnny Williams said the officer and employees suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Sgt Williams said police were called because a man with a gun was walking through St Vincent's Hospital this morning. When he was confronted by officers, he started shooting and wounded one of the officers. That is when the second officer shot and killed the man.

Detectives are still working to determine why the armed man was in the hospital.