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Shots fired at New Orleans hospital as deputies chased escaped prisoner

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Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- The new University Medical Center in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Starting at 6 a.m., 30 ambulances transported patients from Interim LSU Hospital on Perdido Street to the long-anticipated 2.3 million square-foot University Medical Center just two blocks away across Tulane Avenue.
Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH-- The new University Medical Center in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Starting at 6 a.m., 30 ambulances transported patients from Interim LSU Hospital on Perdido Street to the long-anticipated 2.3 million square-foot University Medical Center just two blocks away across Tulane Avenue.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies were involved in a shooting with an escaped prisoner Sunday morning at University Medical Center in New Orleans.

According to New Orleans police, two JPSO deputies were guarding a prisoner inside UMC when the prisoner escaped around 8:20 a.m. The deputies chased the suspect outside down Canal Street at South Johnson.

During the pursuit, someone called NOPD to report a prisoner trying to break into her vehicle, NOPD said.

The prisoner was caught at Miro and Iberville streets.

NOPD also said it's learned shots were fired in a UMC stairwell and outside the hospital on Canal Street at some point during the incident.

No one was injured.

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