On Saturday morning, a nurse and a social worker were shot and killed at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The deadly shooter is in custody. According to local news source WFAA, law enforcement found the victims near the labor and delivery area in the maternity ward.
Methodist Health System (MHS) police, Dallas Fire-Rescue, and the Dallas police all responded to the shooting in the 1400 block of North Beckley Avenue.
Methodist Dallas suspect wounded
The suspect Nestor Hernandez, 30, opened fire on the women who were allegedly protecting their newborn patients.
Hernandez is on-parole for aggravated robbery. According to Dallas police, he was wearing a tracking ankle monitor when he attacked the hospital personnel.
The suspected shooter was shot and wounded by an on-site MHS officer responding to calls for help after Hernandez started shooting.
The MHS Police arrested the suspected shooter for capital murder.
Dallas police then sent the man to an unidentified hospital for treatment.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia, noting that the alleged killer was on an ankle monitor, said the shooting is “an abhorrent failure of our criminal justice system.”
Grief in Dallas
“The Methodist Health System Family is heartbroken at the loss of two of our beloved team members. Our entire organization is grieving this unimaginable tragedy. Our prayers are with our lost co-workers and their families, as well as our entire Methodist family. We appreciate the community’s support during this difficult time,” the Hospital statement said.