An active shooter situation at St. Vincent Hospital
in Arkansas on Wednesday morning led to the death of one person, authorities have confirmed. A person of interest has been taken into custody. Police have refused to reveal the identities of the deceased or the person of interest. 

Sherwood Police Chief Jeff Hagar said: “Officers did locate one victim deceased from at least one gunshot would at the hospital. We have taken a person of interest into custody as well.”

The active shooter situation was reported first between 10 and 11 am local time. The Sherwood Police Department had put out a tweet at 11:15 am stating: “We can confirm an active shooter at SVI. No other information will be released at this time.”

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ATF New Orleans also tweeted that its special agents are
responding to a shooting incident at St. Vincent Hospital in Sherwood Arkansas.

Heavy police presence was noticed at the scene by KARK-TV, a
local news outlet, which reported that the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the
Jacksonville Police Department, North Little Rock Police Department and the
Arkansas State Police are responding to the incident.

The hospital went into lockdown at 11 am local time but some
medical personnel and patients were seen coming out of the building, the
KARK-TV report said. 

Tom Cotton, Senator from Arkansas, said he was praying for “everyone at St. Vincent and monitoring the situation as it unfolds,” according to Newsweek. 

Chris Jones, a Democratic nominee for Arkansas governor, tweeted: “Active shooter in Sherwood. Please be alert if you’re in the area.” 

“I am praying for safety and protection for CHI St. Vincent in Sherwood and the the surrounding community,” Jones added. 

Newsweek reported that the suspected active shooter has been hospitalised. Local news outlets report that the shooting took place on the fourth floor of the hospital. The fourth floor continues to be shut down.