1 in custody after shooting at Miami library

One person is in custody after a shooting at a downtown Miami library, Miami-Dade police said.

The shooting happened at the main Miami-Dade Public Library on Flagler Street.

Miami-Dade police Detective Marjorie Eloi said the shooter was taken into custody and appeared to be wounded.

Sky 10 was above the scene as a man was being carried out of the library on a stretcher and placed into the back of an ambulance.

Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said a gunshot victim was being taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

Witnesses told Local 10 News that they saw a man with a ponytail pacing around the library before the shots were fired. They said everyone started running after the first shot.

Another witness who was outside the library said he heard gunshots and saw people running out.

When asked if he was concerned that someone could bring a gun into the library, Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo said it's "something that needs to be looked at" if true.

The library was surrounded by police tape.

Police said on Twitter that a search of the library was conducted, and the building has been deemed safe.

No other information was immediately available.

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