One killed in shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Philadelphia suburbs

25 July-2014, Abby Ohlheiser/WSP: A hospital in the Philadelphia suburbs was on lockdown Thursday after a multi-victim shooting.

One killed in shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Philadelphia suburbs

One killed in shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Philadelphia suburbs

Scene of a possible shooting at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. pic.twitter.com/QcVPTktRv6 — Julia Wilkinson (@JuliaJwilkinson) July 24, 2014

In a statement to reporters, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said that one person has died in the shooting, which occurred in the psychiatric unit of the hospital. Another victim was a doctor at the hospital, he added.

According to the CBS affiliate in Philadelphia, three people were shot at a wellness outpatient facility on the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus in Darby, Penn. Whelan did not identify any of the victims, or the suspected shooter.

The local Fox affiliate and Philadelphia’s ABC station reported that a suspect is in custody soon after the shooting. The Darby Borough Police Chief was not available for immediate comment, but Whelan told reporters that the suspect was also being treated for a gunshot wound. The scene is now secured.

This post will be updated.

The Darby Borough mayor told reporters that one of the victims was a doctor.

 

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Injured person rushed from Mercy Wellness Center. Darby Police responded for report of numerous people shot inside pic.twitter.com/wDlTTWWG0f — jeff kolakowski (@jdkolakowski) July 24, 2014