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(UPDATE) Gunman injured after shooting at children's hospital in Milwaukee

The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin said on Thursday on its Twitter feed that it was "on lockdown" after reports of a shooting at the hospital.

 Credit: Metro file photo
Credit: Metro file photo

The Children's Hospital of Wisconsin was on lockdown Thursday after a man fired a handgun on its seventh floor, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said.

The shooter was injured and taken into custody by law enforcement officers who were trying to serve him a warrant, Clarke said. He did not identify the shooter and said no other injuries were reported.

In a statement, the hospital said, "The situation has been contained. The hospital building itself remains locked down until law enforcement issues a complete all-clear."

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The facility describes itself on its Web site as being one of the busiest pediatric hospitals in the nation, having treated more than 350,000 patients in 2011.

 
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