Police responding to reports of gunfire at Houston hospital

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Patients were moved outside of the hospital after reports of shots fired. (Photo: KPRC via CNN0

HOUSTON — Police in Houston are responding to reports of shots fired inside a hospital at Houston’s Texas Medical Center.

Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says authorities have no immediate word of anyone being wounded. He says authorities began receiving reports shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Smith says officers and a SWAT team were responding to the scene at Ben Taub Hospital, one of the hospitals that’s part of the Medical Center. Ben Taub is one of the major trauma centers in Houston.

Television images from helicopters show dozens of employees leaving the hospital, some of them attending to patients who appear to have been evacuated on gurneys.

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