Update: OCALA, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a nurse at a Florida hospital was shot by a man who grabbed a gun from a state trooper who brought him in for treatment.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan said troopers had three interactions with a pedestrian Saturday along Interstate 75 before taking him to West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala. Authorities didn’t say why he needed treatment. At the hospital, troopers attempted to arrest him on a charge of failure to obey a lawful order.
Riordan said the man grabbed a trooper’s gun and fired. According to Riordan, a nurse was shot in the leg and hospitalized in stable condition. Three troopers suffered minor injuries while struggling with the suspect. Authorities arrested the suspect, whose name wasn’t released. A hospital spokeswoman didn’t immediately return messages.
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OCALA, Fla. (AP) – A shooting at a Florida hospital left one person injured, and the suspect was taken into custody.
Ocala Fire Rescue spokeswoman Ashley Lopez told the Orlando Sentinel that at least one shot was fired Saturday afternoon at West Marion Community Hospital.
Ocala is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of Orlando. Lopez said one person was hit by gunfire. The victim’s name and condition were not immediately available.
Lopez said the suspect was immediately detained after the shooting. No additional information was released. Messages left for Ocala Health and police spokeswomen were not immediately returned.