Hospital gunman dead. According to an article at NBC News, the Oregon hospital gunman is dead. Authorities say the man is deceased following a shootout with an officer on the hospital grounds.
The article says the shooting occurred after police responded to a call from the Adventist Medical Center in south-east Portland around 9:30 p.m. PST, on Sunday. According to police spokesman, Pete Simpson, they were called after a man with a gun was spotted on the hospital's grounds.
Once there authorities discovered the suspect as they placed the hospital and surrounding area on lockdown.
“Shots were fired and the suspect is deceased,” the statement said. “Portland Police are now in the very early stages of an officer-involved shooting investigation.”
Hospital spokesperson, Judy Leach, said they "issued a code silver as a result of a combative person on the premises. There were no injuries to any patients or staff," adding that the "health, security, and safety of our patients, physicians, and staff is our number one priority. The policy put into place worked. Counselors and chaplains are on hand for anyone requiring services."