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D.A.: 1 dead, 2 hurt in Phila. area hospital shooting

Authorities respond to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., Thursday, July 24, 2014 following reports of a shooting.

CBS Philly

DARBY, Pa. - A shooting at a suburban Philadelphia hospital campus has reportedly left one female worker dead and two other people injured.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan says one of the injured is the gunman, who Whelan says suffered from psychiatric issues, according to CBS Philly. The other person injured is a doctor at the hospital, the prosecutor reportedly said.

The Yeadon police department says the shooting happened Thursday afternoon at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, a few miles southwest of downtown Philadelphia. CBS Philly reports the incident took place in a patient's room.

The police department says a suspect is in custody but it doesn't have any more information to release yet.

A hospital spokeswoman says the shooting was reported at its wellness center, which is attached to the hospital by a pedestrian bridge.

The 213-bed teaching hospital is part of the Mercy Health System, a large Catholic health care network serving the region.