Nestor Hernandez: What we know about the suspect in the Dallas hospital shooting incident

Nestor Hernandez Dallas
Nestor Hernandez

Dallas police identified Nestor Hernandez as the suspect in a shooting inside a hospital Saturday during which two employees were killed and the alleged gunman was wounded.

Police said they detained Nestor Hernandez, 30, after a Methodist Health System police officer shot and wounded him at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

Hernandez was taken to another local hospital for treatment.

Nestor Hernandez was an ex-con on parole

At the time of the shooting he was on parole for aggravated robbery and was wearing an active ankle monitor, police said.

What we know about the Dallas hospital shooting incident

At about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dallas officers responded to Methodist Hospital in the 1400 block of N. Beckley Avenue following reports of a shooting, according to reports.

Upon arrival, police found two employees shot near the labor and delivery area of the hospital, sources told WFAA’s Rebecca Lopez.

Two hospital employees — including one nurse — have died from gunshot wounds, the hospital confirmed in a statement.

The hospital said in a statement that a Methodist Health System police officer confronted the suspect on scene, then shot and injured him.

The suspect, Nestor Hernandez, was then detained, stabilized and taken to another local hospital.

Police have not released any information at this time concerning any motive that might have led to the shooting.

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