Shot Fired Into Howard University Hospital OB-GYN - NBC4 Washington

Shot Fired Into Howard University Hospital OB-GYN



    Stray Bullet Nearly Misses Mother at Howard U. Hospital

    A stray bullet hit a window at Howard University Hospital narrowly missing innocent people inside, including a newborn. Meagan Fitzgerald reports. (Published Monday, July 15, 2019)

    A shot was fired into Howard University Hospital Monday morning, nearly missing a woman’s head.

    About 9:45 a.m., two people chasing a third person opened fire near the 5th Street entrance of the hospital, according to the Howard University Department of Public Safety.

    One of the bullets shattered a window and lodged into a wall in the OB-GYN department.

    No one was injured, but the bullet nearly hit the mother of a newborn baby.

    Jason Johncox, who heads dialysis at the hospital, assisted patients.

    “We had patients on a Metro Access bus so we had to get them off that, back inside and to a locked-down area,” he said.

    D.C. police are investigating the shooting with Howard.

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