BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Sources say a woman has died after being shot in the head Wednesday morning, in a building at ECMC.
The shooting happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Miller Building on the ECMC campus. Crews are searching for the shooter.
According to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, the victim and the shooter may have had a relationship.
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. Authorities were searching in the Lakeview area Wednesday afternoon.
People on the scene, who are speaking with people inside the building, tell News 4's Lou Raguse that the person who was killed was a hospital worker.
ECMC has since re-opened all buildings except the Miller Building. Normal operations have resumed.
Statement from Buffalo Public Schools, on schools in surrounding area:
Following an incident inside Erie County Medical Center early this morning, the Buffalo Public School District is following emergency procedures at schools in the surrounding area. Police officers have patrolled the buildings and have a presence in the area surrounding the schools. School administration is in contact with district administration and law enforcement for further guidance.
The district is confident that every effort is being made to ensure the safety of our students and staff at this time.
News 4 has spoken with Sergio Martinez, who says he has heard from his wife who is inside ECMC. She told him she cannot use her phone, but has said she is OK through text messages, Wednesday morning.
If you need information about a patient inside ECMC, you can call ECMC patient information at 898-5500.
According to Buffalo Police Spokesman Mike DeGeorge, there was no second shooting on the ECMC campus, despite rumors that were circulating after the shooting Wednesday morning.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Hundreds of workers, politicians and residents of Chautauqua County rallied in Dunkirk calling on state regulators to approve plans for NRG to convert and reopen a power plant.
Police are following up on some leads to find out who killed 30 year-old Desirae James. Friends and family held a vigil Saturday night.
Buffalo police homicide detectives have identified an Eggertsville man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning.
Seventy-two years after the attack that launched the US into World War II, Western New Yorkers remembered the fatal day at Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
The abandoned puppy in the Town of Evans was actually turned in by the dog's owner.