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1 dead, 1 arrested in Arkansas hospital shooting

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September 28, 2022

At least one person is dead and another has been arrested following an active shooter situation at a hospital north of Little Rock, Arkansas, authorities said. The shooting prompted a significant law enforcement response, including local police and federal agents.

Police confirmed the fatality and arrest, KAIT 8 reported, although it is unclear how the person died.

The Sherwood Police Department tweeted at roughly 11:15 a.m. local time that there is an “active shooter” at St. Vincent Hospital in Sherwood, Arkansas.

“We can confirm an active shooter at SVI,” the department wrote. “No other information will be released at this time.”

The New Orleans division for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which covers Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, tweeted that “special agents are responding to reports of a shooting incident at St. Vincent Hospital in Sherwood, AR. Follow our local LE partners for updates.”

The active shooter situation in Arkansas comes one month after a U.S. Army veteran was killed by another active shooter at a grocery store in Oregon when he charged the gunman and helped put an end to the attack.

Donald Ray Surrett Jr., 66, was among two people fatally shot when a gunman entered a Safeway grocery store in Bend, Oregon in August. In a statement, the Bend Police Department said Surrett attempted to disarm the active shooter in “a heroic act for which we are so thankful for.”