Milwaukee hospital on lockdown after shooting: sheriff - ( 53L385 )

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was on lockdown Thursday after a man fired a handgun on its seventh floor, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said.

The shooter was injured and taken into custody by law enforcement officers who were trying to serve him a warrant, Clarke said. He did not identify the shooter and said no other injuries were reported.

In a statement, the hospital said, “The situation has been contained. The hospital building itself remains locked down until law enforcement issues a complete all-clear.”

The facility describes itself on its Web site as being one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the nation, having treated more than 350,000 patients in 2011.

(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien; Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and John Wallace)


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