Security Guard Shot On Truman Campus At University Health On Friday Morning, Police Say

Jamiesfeast – A shooting at University Health Truman Medical Center on Friday morning left a security guard with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Sgt. Phil DiMartino, a spokesperson with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, authorities have taken a person of interest into custody in connection with the shooting incident that occurred at approximately 8:39 a.m.

According to DiMartino, the individual in question was a patient at University Health Truman Medical Center. As the security guard was accompanying the discharged patient out of the facility, an altercation took place near the ER area.

According to DiMartino, the security guard was struck by a round fired by the person of interest after disarming the guard.

KCPD arrived on the scene after other security guards had successfully apprehended the person of interest.

University Health expressed gratitude towards their security team after an incident with a patient led to one of their officers being shot. In a statement, the medical center acknowledged the swift actions of their team, which effectively ensured the safety of both staff and patients. Fortunately, the officer’s injuries are not life-threatening.

According to the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD), they have classified this event as an isolated incident.

Ryan Laird, a nearby window washer, witnessed the scene and described the sudden rush of cop cars flying down the road. According to KSHB 41 News, there were rumors of an active shooter, causing everyone to seek shelter. Laird encountered a frightened lady and did his best to reassure her by emphasizing that the professionals were in control and ensuring her daughter’s safety.

During the incident, her daughter sent her a message saying, “I love you, we have an active shooter.” It was a highly intense moment for her, especially because she worked directly in the emergency room.

According to Laird, he and the people in the vicinity took shelter inside a building. He mentioned that the police swiftly gained control of the situation within 15 to 20 minutes.

According to DiMartino, it is important to note that the initial call notes suggested the possibility of an active shooter. However, this particular incident did not fit the typical profile of an active shooter situation. It was not a mass casualty event, and the individual involved did not have the intention of causing harm to as many people as possible.

According to the spokesperson for the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD), the community is currently safe as there is no ongoing threat.

Authorities are currently investigating the motive behind the shooting.

This news is developing, and we will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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