- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

CINCINNATI (AP) - The Latest on the shootings at an Ohio hospital. (all times local):

7 p.m.

An attorney who represented a man police say shot and wounded a security guard before fatally shooting himself at an Ohio hospital is calling the shootings tragic.

Attorney M.J. Hugan says she was representing 20-year-old Isaiah Currie in an assault case and didn’t know why he was at the Cincinnati hospital Wednesday. She says Currie was released on bond last week in the case involving an alleged assault on a corrections officer and was scheduled for a pretrial hearing in January.

Hugan says Thursday she knew he had a mental health history but he seemed very stable and coherent when she saw him last week and she had no “grave” concerns for his mental health.

Police say Currie tried to storm into the hospital’s psychiatric emergency room. They haven’t determined a motive.

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11:40 a.m.

Police say a man wielding two handguns tried to storm into an Ohio hospital’s psychiatric services emergency room before struggling with and then chasing an unarmed security officer. They say he wounded the guard, fired at another responding police officer and then fatally shot himself.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac on Thursday identified the gunman as 20-year-old Isaiah Currie of Cincinnati. Isaac says it’s too early in the case to say what Currie’s motive was, but that he had a record of multiple crimes. Hamilton County court records show several cases, including a felonious assault count for wounding someone last month.

Isaac didn’t identify the wounded security officer and had no update on his condition.

Police responded to an active shooter report at University of Cincinnati Medical Center just before 2 p.m. EST Wednesday. ___

10:45

Police are trying to determine what led to gunfire at an Ohio hospital’s psychiatric services emergency room that left an unarmed security officer wounded and the gunman dead.

The shooting happened Wednesday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s psychiatric services wing. Cincinnati police scheduled a news conference late Thursday morning to release updated information.

They didn’t identify the gunman Wednesday. Police believe he died of a self-inflicted gunshot after storming the facility.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac said police couldn’t say if the man was known to employees or medical staff.

Police responded to an “active shooter” report in the area of UC Medical Center around 2 p.m. Wednesday. Isaac said afterward that police still were piecing together the sequence of events but didn’t believe any officers fired their weapons.

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9:10 a.m.

Police are trying to determine what led to gunfire at an Ohio hospital’s psychiatric services emergency room that left an unarmed security officer wounded and the gunman dead.

The shooting happened Wednesday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s psychiatric services wing. Cincinnati police planned to release updated information on their investigation Thursday.

They did not identify the gunman Wednesday. Police believe he died of a self-inflicted gunshot after storming the facility.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac said police didn’t know if the man was known to employees or medical staff.

Police responded to an “active shooter” report in the area of UC Medical Center just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Isaac said afterward that police still were piecing together the sequence of events but didn’t believe any officers fired their weapons.

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8:10 a.m.

Police are trying to determine what led to gunfire at an Ohio hospital’s psychiatric services emergency room that left an unarmed security officer wounded and the gunman dead.

Cincinnati police indicated they would release updated information on their investigation sometime Thursday. The gunman hadn’t been identified as of Wednesday night.

Police believe he died of a self-inflicted gunshot after storming the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s psychiatric services wing.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac said police couldn’t say immediately whether the man was known to employees or medical staff.

Police responded to an “active shooter” report in the area of UC Medical Center just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Isaac said afterward that police were still piecing together the sequence of events, but didn’t believe any officers fired their weapons.

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