Gunman wounds three at Alabama hospital - CBS46 News

Gunman wounds three at Alabama hospital

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) -

Authorities in Alabama say a man opened fire in a hospital, wounding an officer and two employees before he was fatally shot by police.

Birmingham Police have identified the shooter as 38-year-old Jason Letts of Jemison.

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

Williams says police were called because Letts was walking through St. Vincent's Hospital carrying a gun on Saturday morning. When Letts was confronted by officers, he started shooting and wounded one of the officers. That's when the second officer shot and killed the man.

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

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