Reports of shots fired outside a St. Louis children’s hospital had some areas on lockdown Thursday night.
Saint Louis University sent an alert on Twitter reporting shots fired near the emergency room at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Initial reports were that shots were fired inside the ER, but Cardinal Glennon spokeswoman Denise Nazzaro clarified that the incident took place in the hospital parking lot and no shots were fired inside the emergency room itself.
Nazzaro said the scene was safe and secure and that the hospital was cooperating with the police on the scene. No one was injured, Nazzaro said.
Police and other emergency responders were on the scene, according to the alert. A second alert stated that the scene was secure and that the suspect left the area in a vehicle.
Initially anyone in SLU’s south campus was instructed to take shelter inside the building, and all others were instructed to stay out of the area. People in the area were instructed to resume normal activities as of 7:25 p.m.