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Visitor shoots self at Phoenix hospital

Hospital Safety Insider, September 11, 2014

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A person visiting a family member at a Phoenix hospital died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on September 4, according to a report from KPHO-TV.

There were very few details about the shooting, which occurred at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center around 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the report. The victim’s name, age, gender and hometown were not released, nor were any details about the shooting itself.

The report added that the area was quickly secured and no patients or staff were injured, and that the Phoenix Police Department's crisis team and the hospital’s chaplains were meeting with patients and staff. The hospital reportedly has a no firearms policy and there has never been a shooting incident in the hospital's nearly 120-year history.

 



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