BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A 33-year-old woman was shot and killed inside a building at ECMC, Wednesday morning. During a press conference at noon Wednesday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said there is no suspect in custody.
Police are searching for the person of interest Dr. Timothy Jorden. He is described as a 49-year-old man, who is 6'2" and 250 pounds. They are currently canvassing the Lakeview area.
The shooting was not random, according to Brown. He says patients and employees at ECMC are safe, and that the campus is beginning to resume operations. The lockdown has been lifted at all buildings except the Miller building.
Statement from ECMC:
The ECMC Health Campus has reopened, except for the DK Miller Office Building which is closed at this time. All employees scheduled to work today should report at their regularly scheduled time. ECMC is no longer on emergency room diversion and has resumed all regular operations. Anyone that needs patient or employee information should call 898-5500.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said SWAT officers were called in from Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Amherst. New York State Police were also on scene with Buffalo Police.
Derenda said that several witnesses were taken to homicide, but there are no details released.
There is no word on the location of the suspect, Derenda said at the press conference that he did not know if the suspect was in the building.
Transcript of Brown's statement to the press:
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown:
First, let me let everyone know that my prayers go out to everyone affected by this situation.
As you know there has been one fatal shooting, a female victim. Tthe shooting is not a random act.
Let me also say earlier all of the buildings and facilities at ECMC were on lockdown. That lockdown situation has been lifted.
The hospital is now beginning to resume normal operations with the exception of one building, the David K. Miller building Medical Office building which is still closed at this time and will be closed till further notice.
The Buffalo Police department responded very quickly. We called in other partners in law enforcement very quickly. I want to thank all of the other law enforcement agencies that have worked on this situation with the Buffalo Police department.
The patients and employees at the hospital are safe. Normal hospital operations are going to be shortly resumed.
The suspect in this shooting is current not in custody at this time.
Again, I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies that have worked with the Buffalo Police department. We are here with Major Chris Cummings of the NYS Police. I want to thank the NYS Police as well.
I also want to thank the media for helping us get information out in this very difficult situation.
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