Gunman fatally shoots himself, injures at least 2 at U of Kansas Medical Center

An armed shooter pursued two individuals through Kansas City, Kan., and to the entrance of the Kansas City-based University of Kansas Medical Center on Dec. 3 before critically injuring one and fatally shooting himself, police said, according to The Kansas City Star.

Here are four things to know:

1. Kansas City police said on Twitter Dec. 3 that the incident appeared to stem from a domestic dispute. Police were first called to a shooting near the hospital around 11:30 p.m., then called to a second shooting at the hospital, a spokesperson told the publication.

2. Investigators said the two individuals — a man and a woman — were wounded in the shooting near the hospital and drove themselves to the facility while being pursued by the shooting suspect. At the hospital, police said the male victim tried to run into the hospital's main entrance and was shot again by the suspect by the ER doors. The shooting suspect then fatally shot himself, according to the report.

3. Both victims were rushed into the hospital's emergency department for treatment. The woman suffered minor injuries, but the the man was critically injured. Police said the man died Dec. 4, according to Fox 4 News. No hospital staff or patients were injured during the altercation.

4. Police said it is unclear if the three individuals knew each other. The University of Kansas Medical Center continued admitting patients throughout the shooting and the police investigation, which continued into the early morning hours of Dec. 4. The hospital and clinics will operate as normal, a spokesperson for the medical center told the publication.

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Editor's note: This article was updated Dec. 4 at 4:10 p.m to include additional information.

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