Hospital Shooting Claims One

By: Tom Daniels
By: Tom Daniels

Meridian Police Chief Benny Dubose says one suspect was apprehended at the hospital shortly after the shooting occurred at 11:19 a.m. Sunday. The police SWAT Team closed the hospital off and searched it room by room and floor by floor for the other suspect.

"It was later determined after some time that the second individual had left the hospital," said Dubose. "Both individuals are in custody. The second individual turned himself in at approximately 5:00 p.m. this afternoon."

The shooting at Rush Hospital was apparently the result of an earlier alleged murder suicide attempt at a residence at on 44th Avenue around 6:00 a.m. A woman was found shot there, and at a nearby residence, a man was found with an apparent self inflicted shot. Both were taken to Rush Hospital.

"The original call was the result of a domestic dispute. The victim at the hospital was the son of one of the individuals involved in the shooting this morning and one of the shooters was a son of the other parent," Dubose said.

The woman and man from the 6:00 a.m. shooting are still hospitalized. The woman's condition is not life threatening and the man's condition is unknown.

Names and possible charges are expected to be released Monday. Rush Hospital has reopened and is functioning normally. Chief Dubose expects no further arrests.


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