KCK police investigating deadly shooting outside University of Kansas Hospital

Posted at 9:24 AM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 11:24:13-05

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    Kansas City, KS (KSHB) — One person is dead following a shooting outside the main entrance of the University of Kansas Hospital.

Kansas City, Kansas police said the incident started as a shooting at 7th Street Trafficway and Osage Avenue and eventually ended near the hospital.

A police spokesperson said investigators think a man shot another man and woman near that intersection. The victims then drove themselves the two miles to KU Hospital.

“I know that car has, at least on one side of it, the victim’s car has some glass shattered out of it. So we believe that obviously, the shooting started down there and they tried to flee up here,” KCK Ofc. Tom Tomasic said.

Once outside the hospital, the male victim ran toward the entrance. The shooter followed him and shot him outside the doors. Police said the shooter then shot himself.

The female victim is in stable condition, while the male victim suffered serious injuries.

Police said the shooter died.

According to several employees, the hospital first alerted them to an active shooter event around midnight. The mass text message instructed employees to “run, hide, and fight” and to avoid the main entrance to the hospital.

At 12:22 a.m., the hospital sent a followup text, saying the situation had been contained but to continue to avoid the main entrance.

KCK Police Chief Terry Zeigler confirmed via a tweet that police were working what they called a homicide outside the main entrance.

Tomasic said police are not looking for any suspects connected to the incident.

The hospital will open as normal Tuesday.

Ziegler later tweeted the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.

***This is a developing story.***

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