As many as two people died during a “heartbreaking” shooting in the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office. According to the reports, Dallas police, sheriff’s deputies and county marshals were called at 4:45pm local time (10:45pm GMT) to reports of shots fired inside the Dallas County Medical Examiner building, Will Fritz with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Mr Fritz further said that a man and woman were found dead inside the building.
The victims have not been identified yet.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told reporters outside the building that there appeared to no longer be a threat to the public.
Mr Jenkins told reporters: “It’s heartbreaking. I’m so sorry this happened. We’ll have grief counselling set up for anybody who needs it.”
Law enforcement was searching both the medical examiner building and the neighbouring Dallas County Health and Human Services building which is the protocol under active shooter incidents.
Dallas County Sheriff Marian Brown told CBS: “There is no need for the community to be alarmed, there is no suspect at-large.
“We do believe that there is an employee here that is involved in this and we do believe that one of the subjects deceased was indeed an employee.”