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Victim identified in UAB Highlands Hospital shooting

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At least one person shot at University of Alabama hospital

"The status on the victims: One victim is in stable condition", Williston said.

"Our training for an active shooter is we don't wait", said Birmingham police Lt. Pete Williston.

"We have extensive security measures in place that include police officers on site 24-7 as well as others that we do not publicly disclose in the interest of safety", Anthony Patterson, the UAB Hospital vice president, said.

A man who worked for Steris, a contractor who manages the hospital's sterile supplies, was wounded and listed in critical condition.

Birmingham police have identified the suspect as a 32-year-old black male.

Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service Captain Harold Watson says authorities are unsure of the shooter's relation to the victims and that police "still have a lot to find out".

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"We ask that you please join us in prayer for these families, those who work where the incident occurred, and those who were immediately on the scene, including the first responders who acted so heroically under extremely hard circumstances", said Anthony Patterson, senior vice president of inpatient services for UAB Hospital.

Surgeries scheduled on Thursday at the UAB Highlands Hospital have been canceled.

According to preliminary information, a gunman opened fire on the second floor of the building, striking two people before killing himself.

WBRC-TV reported that the victims are believed to be employees at the hospital.

Police found two victims along with the gunman who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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