Armed police search hospital for ‘dangerous’ active shooter who gunned man down
Dive right in! Like the weather, the Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is a scorcher
A man hunt has been launched at a Louisiana hospital after reports of a gunman on the loose.
Police issued an urgent warning to people living near a Louisiana medical centre after a man was gunned down and the suspected shooter remains at large.
Shreveport Police say they are hunting for 41-year-old Taniel Cole after a man was shot inside St Mary's Medical Center in Shreveport early this morning.
According to local reports Cole reportedly shot one man in the leg and has non-life-threatening injuries.
Hostage negotiators and a SWAT team have also been called to the scene.
Shreveport Police Sgt Angie Willhite has confirmed cops are treating it as an active incident.
“The suspect made threats to kill any law enforcement officer or any others who tried to stop him today,” Willhite said. “Our SWAT team, hostage negotiator team is in there actively searching every nook and cranny of St Mary’s Hospital.”
People living near the hospital have been warned not to leave their homes. A local school has also been shut.
A massive police presence remains on the scene.
This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated.
Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest updates.
Reporters working on dailystar.co.uk will be working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story.
You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar to get the latest news updates 24 hours a day.
Or download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day.
Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star news bulletins? You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting 'subscribe'.
Source: Read Full Article