Homicide

Police: Man shot woman at Alabama doctor's office, fled to nearby home, believed to be armed

  • Kristie Brasher, right, cries next to a friend Monday, April 13, 2015, after a gunman entered a doctor's office, shot a woman and fled to a nearby home in Jemison, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Kristie Brasher, right, cries next to a friend Monday, April 13, 2015, after a gunman entered a doctor's office, shot a woman and fled to a nearby home in Jemison, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Authorities respond to a scene near a shooting Monday, April 13, 2015, in Jemison, Ala. A gunman entered a doctor's office in Jemison, shot a woman and fled to a nearby home, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Authorities respond to a scene near a shooting Monday, April 13, 2015, in Jemison, Ala. A gunman entered a doctor's office in Jemison, shot a woman and fled to a nearby home, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Emergency workers load a person into an ambulance Monday, April 13, 2015, in Jemison, Ala. A gunman entered a doctor's office in Jemison, shot a woman and fled to a nearby home, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Emergency workers load a person into an ambulance Monday, April 13, 2015, in Jemison, Ala. A gunman entered a doctor's office in Jemison, shot a woman and fled to a nearby home, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a gunman entered a doctor's office in a small Alabama town, shot a woman and fled to a nearby home, where he remains.

Jemison police chief Shane Fulmer said Monday that the man is believed to be armed at the residence. Fulmer says the man entered the doctor's office this morning with a small-caliber handgun.

The status of the victim isn't known.

Jemison is a small town about 40 miles south of Birmingham. Nearby roads and businesses were closed. At least 10 police cars were on the scene. Ambulances blocked the highway in front of the building, with rescue personnel going in and out. Local schools went on lockdown.