Patient fires shots in hospital room

Patient fires shots in hospital room
(Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Hinds County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a patient fired a gun in their hospital room.

The shooting happened inside Merit Health around 5:30 Monday evening.

Major Pete Luke said a patient became confused and grabbed the weapon from her personal belongings before firing it twice.

Hospital staff and security were able to quickly rush in and secure the weapon.

Nobody was injured during the gunfire. it’s unclear if the woman who fired shots will face charges.

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