On Monday October 19, 2015, at 10:44 am officers responded to 755 N. 11th Street (Advanced Cardiovascular Center) in reference to a shooting victim.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a patient was in the process of checking out her mother, when she reached into the mother’s purse to retrieve some paperwork.  As she took the paperwork out of the purse a small caliber pistol fell out and to the ground.  The gun discharged sending a bullet through the wall and striking a patient that was also checking out. The wound was not life threatening and the victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital.

The incident is still under investigation.

D. Valdez