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1 injured in shooting at Louisiana hospital

1 injured in active shooter situation at Louisiana hospital
Posted at 6:21 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 13:19:54-04

At least one person is injured after a man opened fire at a hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana Wednesday morning, according to reports. The man was shot in the leg and is expected to be OK.

Around 6:30 a.m. ET, officers got called to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - St. Mary Medical Center for reports of a shooting.

Officers treated it like an active shooter situation and local media in the area said hostage negotiators were on the scene. The hospital was closed to new arrivals for a time Wednesday morning.

Shreveport police believe the suspect in Taniel Cole, and think he may have gotten out of the hospital before they could find him.