Shots fired on Cardinal Glennon Hospital campus

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ST. LOUIS - On Thursday night, St. Louis police responded to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital after reports of shots being fired on the campus. The hospital was placed on lockdown.

According to police, their investigation revealed unknown victims were walking in the parking lot when unknown suspects exited a different vehicle and fired shots at them. The victims fled on foot and the suspects fled south in the vehicle.

No one reported being injured by gunfire, however six vehicles sustained ballistic damage.


“One of the nurses came into my room and said, 'We need you to stay in your room' ...  but there are shots fired in the parking lot," said Shannon Mason, a hospital visitor.

A tweet from Saint Louis University later confirmed police had secured the scene and the suspected shooter left in a vehicle.

Cardinal Glennon contradicted an earlier report that the shots had been fired in the emergency room. A spokesperson said the hospital was cooperating with police on the investigation.