False Alarm About Shots Fired Draws Heavy Police Presence to DCH
False reports of gunfire drew a large police presence to Tuscaloosa's DCH Regional Medical Center Friday morning.
Cap Ray Allen, Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa's Traffic Reporter, said that a code white had been issued this morning at the hospital.
Code White is an emergency code for violent person. Allen said that a report stated five gunshots were heard outside the hospital.
As of 6:15 a.m. Allen said the Code White had been suspended.
UPDATE, 7:45 a.m.: a Tuscaloosa Police spokesperson has confirmed this was a false alarm and no shots were actually fired at the hospital.
"Officers were called to DCH Regional Medical Center at 5:20 a.m. on a report of possible gunfire heard at or near the hospital," Taylor said. "TCSO deputies and UAPD officers also responded. It was quickly determined that no shots had been fired and officers declared an all-clear."