Bullet fired into hospital, hit patient lying in hospital bed

  1. Bullet fired into Crozer Chester Medical Center, hitting patient

    UPLAND, Pa. - July 16, 2013 (WPVI) -- Officials at Crozer Chester Medical Center are investigating an incident in which a bullet fired from outside the hospital late Monday night struck a patient in the abdomen.

    Investigators were out scouring nearby neighborhoods Tuesday looking for anyone who might have heard the gunshots. They say the bullet could have come from as far as a mile away. ...

    A 62- year-old woman was sitting up in her hospital bed on the first floor around 11:45 p.m. Monday when a bullet came crashing through the window.

    "She heard a popping sound, then reached down to her side, her abdominal area, where she noticed she was in pain and had blood coming out of that area," said Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan.

    The victim immediately pressed her call button and hospital staff rushed her into surgery. Fortunately, the bullet left only superficial wounds. ...
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  3. by   VampyrSlayer
    That is so scary! I always feel safe in a hospital. You should be worrying about getting better, not being sniped!
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    Shocking really!

    Who would imagine that???
  5. by   twigszoo
    Awful that somebody would shoot at a hospital, on the other hand shes lucky that she was in fact in a hospital. No better place to be when youre shot.