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Gun goes off inside emergency room

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 2, 2013 3:57 AM
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(Danville) -- The state health department wants a thorough review after a patient's gun fired as he was being treated in the emergency room at a central Pennsylvania hospital.

The bullet entered the top of a wall and no one was hit.

A spokesman for Geisinger Medical Center in Danville says it happened around 8 p.m. Thursday as the man was being turned by ER staff inside a trauma bay.

The spokesman says a handgun fell out of the patient's pocket and fired.

Police say the patient had a permit for that gun and that they don't consider it a criminal matter.

A spokeswoman for the state health department, says Geisinger needs to conduct a thorough review of the incident to determine if corrective action is needed.

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