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Police Say Two Dead in Murder-Suicide at Ben Taub Hospital

Two employees at Ben Taub Hospital were shot and killed during an apparent murder-suicide, according to HPD.

The shooting took place Wednesday around 2:15 p.m. at the hospital's outpatient pharmacy, which is attached to the hospital and accessible through the main building. Police say a pharmacist and a pharmacy tech were shot during an altercation. Both employees were behind the glass during the incident.

Police haven't yet identified the shooter or victim, but say that witnesses at the scene saw a male employee who appeared agitated. Gunshots were heard shortly after, according to police, who say the man shot the female employee before turning the gun on himself.

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Both were pronounced dead a short time later.

Following the shooting, the hospital was put on lockdown and patients were told to lock their doors, according to officials. The lockdown was lifted a short time later.

Hospital officials haven't yet released a statement on the shooting. We'll update when they do.

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