Police: Man shot inside NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi waiting room
The NYPD responded to a shooting inside the waiting room of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi in the Bronx.
Police say the victim is a 35-year-old man who was in the waiting area of the emergency room for a previous injury.
Police say a man, dressed in all black, was waiting to speak to a hospital representative and got into some sort of a dispute with the 35-year-old man.
They say that’s when the man fired four shots at the victim. The incident was reported around 12:30 p.m.
The victim was shot in the left forearm, police say.
The suspect ran out of the hospital, and police say they are canvassing the area to see how he got away.
Police say the waiting area wasn’t packed at the time of the incident.
The 35-year-old man is expected to be OK.
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi released a statement saying, “Earlier this afternoon an individual walked into the NYC Health + Hospital/Jacobi emergency department and shot another individual who was in the waiting room. This was a cowardly act in a space where New Yorkers come for healing and care. Our health care heroes swiftly took care of the shooting victim and took actions to protect the other patients in the waiting room. Our immediate focus is on caring for the patient and ensuring the safety of our staff. We are working closely with the NYPD as they conduct their investigation.”