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Hospital Shooting: Man Fatally Shot, Woman Wounded

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Around 9:20 p.m. Saturday evening police were called to Cox South Hospital to respond to reports of the sound of gunshots.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- In a release, CoxHealth Media Relations Coordinator Stacy Fender announced that, "CoxHealth continues to operate, and patient care is not affected. The hospital is secure, and all patients and staff are safe," after a shooting happened Saturday evening.

Around 9:20 p.m. Saturday police were called to Cox South Hospital to respond to reports of the sound of gunshots.

When police arrived on scene they were escorted by hospital security personnel to the east wing on the 9th floor of the hospital. In a hospital room police found two victims, a male, 79, and a female, 69, both suffering from gunshot wounds.

The male was pronounced dead at approximately 10 p.m., the woman received care and the severity of her injuries is unknown at this time.

The east wing of the hospital is a medical/surgical hospital unit which provides generalized hospital care.

Police say the shooting was contained to a single room.

This incident is still under investigation, KOLR 10 will keep you updated as new details emerge.

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