Police detain person in Chicago hospital shooting

The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center was placed on lockdown after a killing.

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  • Person taken into custody in hospital garage shooting, school says
  • Police: One person died in the shooting

Police at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a person into custody in the shooting death of a woman in a hospital garage, the school said Friday.

Police say a man killed his girlfriend in the garage, prompting a lockdown for much of the night, CNN affiliate WLS reported.

Following two searches, including a search of every room in the hospital, university officials resumed normal operations there around 5 a.m., the station reported.

WGN: Woman shot in UIC hospital, suspect in custody

The university said on its website that a "person of interest" had been taken into custody and a weapon recovered. Further details were not immediately available. Campus police referred calls to the school's media relations office, which did not immediately return a telephone message.