According to Sherwood Police Chief Jeff Hagar, the shooting at the CHI St. Vincent North hospital resulted in one death and the arrest of a "person of interest."
Following a report of an active shooter inside an Arkansas hospital early on Wednesday, one person died, according to officials.
According to Sherwood Police Chief Jeff Hagar during a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Sherwood police responded to a report of shots fired and a potential active shooter inside CHI St. Vincent North at 10 a.m.
The hospital was put on lockdown when police arrived. One body was found by the police, according to Hagar.
Hospital CHI St. Vincent in Sherwood, Arkansas. Image Credit : Google Map
Officers did discover one victim at the hospital, dead from at least one gunshot wound, he added. "We have also detained a person of interest," was said.
The identity of the deceased or the person of interest were withheld by Hagar. He declared that the probe was still in its "early stages."
Through the detention of a "possible suspect" at an Exxon gas station, Little Rock police stated in a tweet that they helped with the investigation.
The hospital is returning to its usual operations, according to hospital spokesperson Joshua Cook. He said that the lockdown was lifted Wednesday afternoon.
Cook said that "patients are being seen at the hospital again."
We can confirm an active shooter at SVI, according to a statement released earlier on Wednesday by the Sherwood Police Department. At this time, no other details will be disclosed.
According to a tweet from authorities, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is also looking into the matter.