Hospital Shooting Continues String of Attacks

February 17, 2021

Workplace violence continues to strike healthcare facilities, following shootings in the last two weeks in Louisiana and Texas.

In New Orleans, two people were wounded in a shooting at University Medical Center recently after an argument on the emergency room onramp escalated to violence, according to WWL.

According to New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Shaun Ferguson, a man and woman were having an argument on the on ramp around 11:25 a.m. when the woman pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the man.

Police said she missed her target, hitting a 55-year-old man inside the hospital lobby and a 55-year-old woman just outside the lobby. The man was hit in the shoulder, and the woman was hit in the hip. Police said their wounds are not life-threatening.

The shooter is under arrest, according to NOPD. The man she attempted to shoot is also in police custody, but only for questioning.

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