DALLAS, TX, October 22, 2022 – Two hospital employees were killed in a shooting at Methodist Dallas Medical Center on Saturday morning.
Dallas police say the shooting happened inside the hospital on 1400 block of North Beckley Avenue around 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The hospital says according to its preliminary investigation the suspect shot and killed the employees, and was then confronted by a Methodist Health System police officer.
The officer shot the suspect, 30-year-old Nestor Hernandez, injuring him. He was then detained, stabilized and transported to another hospital for treatment.
Our hearts @DallasPD go out to the those affected by this tragedy,I’m outraged along with our community,at the lack of accountability,and the travesty of the fact that under this broken system,we give violent criminals more chances,than our victims.The pendulum has swung too far. https://t.co/zwJp3cMasv— Eddie Garcia (@DPDChiefGarcia) October 23, 2022
The CEO of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas said the suspect shot two maternity ward nurses. An officer in the area saw the suspect with a gun and fired a single shot, hitting Hernandez.
Methodist Health System Police arrested Hernandez for Capital Murder.
Dallas Police say Hernandez is currently on parole for aggravated robbery and had an active ankle monitor at the time of the shooting.
Dallas police chief Eddie Garcia called the shooting “an abhorrent failure of our criminal justice system.”
Denise Jones says she arrived at the hospital to visit her parents on Saturday morning when she got a call from her dad.
“He said ‘there’s a shooter in the building.’ He said, ‘get back in your car and get as far away from the hospital as you can,’” Jones said.
Jones said her father locked himself in his wife’s hospital room and put a chair up against the door.