Patient fires gun at employee, shoots self inside Detroit hospital

DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital (FOX 2 Detroit)

A male patient fired a gun at an employee at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit before he turned the gun on himself Saturday night.

The employee retreated and was unharmed, Detroit police said. After shooting at the employee, another shot was fired.

When hospital security checked on the patient in his room, he was found with an "apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," according to police. He is currently in critical condition.

In a statement on Monday, a DMC spokesperson said the incident was an attempted suicide.

"We are grateful for the bravery of our staff, security team and DMC Police Authority officers for their swift response to ensure the safety of our patients and staff," according to the hospital. "The DMC Police Authority were able to immediately secure the unit, quickly containing the situation."

The incident is still under investigation. It remains unclear how the gun was snuck into the room. 

"We are actively reviewing patient and visitor screening protocols and have counseling resources available for staff members," according to DMC.

No other details were provided at this time.


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