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Houston police chief: No injuries amid gunfire reports inside hospital

Posted: 3:27 PM, Feb 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-21 16:30:31-05

HOUSTON — The police chief in Houston says they found no injuries or evidence of a shooting inside of a hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Art Acevedo said his officers searched Ben Taub Hospital twice but did not find anything.

The department tweeted they were responding to reports of shots fired at Ben Taub Hospital around 3 p.m.

A SWAT team is on the scene along with police.

Officers are in the process of searching the hospital.

As of 3:45 p.m., police say there are no reports of injuries.

Aerial footage of the hospital showed patients in beds on the sidewalk.

Patients at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston were evacuated following a report of shots fired. (CNN)

Patients at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston were evacuated following a report of shots fired. (CNN)

It was not immediately clear what prompted the calls about gunfire inside the hospital.

Ben Taub Hospital has nearly 500 beds and is one of Houston's largest trauma centers.