Authorities ID victims, suspect in UAB Highlands Hospital shooting
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham Police have released the names of both victims and the suspect from Wednesday's shooting at UAB Highlands Hospital.
Nancy Swift, 63, was a nursing supervisor. She was shot and killed.
The other shooting victim, Tim Isley, remains in intensive care.
In a Facebook post, his family says doctors were able to take him off of the ventilator following his second surgery Thursday morning. Isley has been able to move and talk to with his family. The post says doctors are very pleased with his progress, and anticipate that he will remain in the ICU for a couple more days before moving him to a regular room.
The alleged shooter is 31-year-old Trevis Deron Coleman. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting took place in an office space.
Both Swift and the shooter were employees of UAB. Isley is a contract employee from Steris and was working inside of the hospital at the time of the shooting.
Metal detectors were in use at the time of the shooting, according to UAB Senior Vice President Anthony Patterson.
Police confirm the man shot Swift and Isley on the second floor of the hospital in Birmingham just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. Afterward, the shooter turned the gun on himself.
Patterson says that more information about the shooting will be released in the coming days.
Mayor William Isley and his family released the following statement on Thursday:
"Our son, Timothy Noah Isley was injured in a shooting that occurred last night at his place of employment. We would like to thank the doctors and staff at UAB Hospital for the fine care Tim has received as a result of those injuries. Following emergent surgery last night, and a follow up operation this morning, Tim is resting in the Intensive Care Unit recovering from his injuries. In addition to our continued concern for our son's recovery, we grieve along with the families of others affected by this tragedy. We ask that you continue to pray for Tim and please respect our privacy and refrain from contacting the family at this time."
Birmingham Mayor, Randall Woodfin shared a statement on the shooting on his Facebook page Thursday afternoon.
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