- The incident happened at Bakersfield Heart Hospital in Bakersfield on Friday
- After firing at an emergency room glass door the shooter entered the hospital
- He then walked outside and police arrived at the scene and shot him
- There was no exchange of gunfire between the shooter and cops
- The gunman was being treated at hospital and is in a stable condition
By Associated Press and Michelle Curran For Dailymail.com
Published: 23:41 EST, 1 December 2017 | Updated: 11:08 EST, 2 December 2017
A gunman fired at an emergency room at a hospital in Bakersfield, California, Friday.
After firing several shots at the glass door, the shooter then walked inside Bakersfield Heart Hospital and a security guard made contact with him but there was no exchange of gunfire, police said.
He then walked outside, where police, who had just arrived, shot him, Assistant Chief Greg Terry of the Bakersfield Police Department said.
The gunman, whose name has not been released, was treated at the hospital before being transferred to another one, police said. He is listed as in a stable condition.
Police are seen at Bakersfield Heart Hospital after Friday's shooting
Police and patients are seen in the hospital after the drama unfolded on Friday at around 5pm
The incident happened at 5pm. His motive is unknown and police said they were not aware of what kind of gun he had or how many shots he fired.
The hospital was put on lockdown while officers looked for injured people or other threats connected to the gunman, but none were found, authorities said.
Kerngoldenempire.com reported that witness Tami Myers told Channel 17: 'We were sitting in the waiting room when a woman came running in and said there was man with gun.
'They made us go into a nurses station. They locked the hospital down and then, all of a sudden, the back door came flying open and they said he was in there.
The incident happened at 5pm. His motive is unknown and police said they were not aware of what kind of gun he had or how many shots he fired
The hospital was put on lockdown while officers looked for injured people or other threats connected to the gunman, but none were found, authorities said
'Me and my sister and my little girl went running down the hall. We turned the corner and there he was standing here.
'And he told me, 'Don't worry, I'm not going to shoot you.'
Her sister Sherry Biddles said they heard six shots.
The hospital has 47 beds and specializes in cardiac care, according to its website.
Bakersfield, a city of 365,000 people. Is located about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles.
The hospital, seen above, has 47 beds and specializes in cardiac care, according to its website