Children's Hospital issued the all-clear

Nov. 14, 2013

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is back to normal operations as of 2:05 p.m. today, after a shooting in the hospital forced a lockdown earlier this afternoon.

According to a news release issued by the hospital:

"There is no danger to patients, families or employees. Operations have resumed as normal. At approximately noon today, law enforcement responded to the 7th floor of Children's Hospital. The situation was immediately contained by police.

"In accordance with our emergency response plan, Children's activated its active shooter protocol, which placed all Children's buildings on lockdown with employees and patients sheltered in place."

A man is in custody after he was shot by law enforcement officers during the incident at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin today.

About 11 a.m., Milwaukee Police Department officers went to the hospital looking for a man wanted on a warrant for felony possession of a firearm, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said during a press conference this afternoon. Officers found the man holding a baby on the neonatal floor of the hospital.

Clarke said the man put the baby down and ran from the MPD officers. The officers fired at him, wounding him.

Clarke declined to say whether the man fired his weapon.

Clarke said the hospital has no metal detectors and was still on lock down as of 1:35 p.m. while the investigation continues.

No one else was injured, Clarke said.


Local Crime Map



Latest Photo Galleries